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Section 36 Loop Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Corvallis, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 997 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Moderate hike through the woods type hike through six of pine, fir and maple trees, as well as Crone Miller lake. Peavy Arboretum is an arboretum operated by Oregon State University and located on Arboretum Road, Corvallis, Oregon. The arboretum was dedicated by the university in 1926, operated as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp from 1933-1942, and reverted to College of Forestry management in 1964. While the CCC was active, they planted trees, expanded the nursery, constructed Cronemiller Lake, and built roads, trails, and firebreaks. This hike takes you through the old growth forests, and forestry sections of the Arboretum. Pass by an old dynamite cap house, as well as Crone Miller Lake where the Oregon State logging club holds competitions.

Oregon State University Forestry Department

Watch out for poison oak!

From Corvallis Oregon, head north on HWY 99W (3rd Street) approx 5 miles (through the light at the Lewisburg Store) and take a left on Arboretum Road. Then a left into the OSU Peavy Arboretum (at the entrance sign), stay left and follow road to a small parking lot at the Gate. This is the traihead.

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Lux Delongfre
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Lauren S.
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Dylan Ingham
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Debra Carriere Corvallis
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I counted FORTY EIGHT people on this trail loom stay and only twelve two days ago and four days ago saw just five... #coronavirus #socialdjstancing ? Stores are kind of empty...

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Dale Clark
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Holly Karstens
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Emma Mochnick
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This hike is one of my favorites, moderate/hard. Steep inclines at times, gorgeous views, Powder house, and a stop by the lake! There have been cougar sightings in the past, make sure you're prepared on defense strategies My only criticism is there's a poorly marked area at the top around the pines, just keep going straight. Numerous times I've turned and gone to the dead end

ChristieLynne Williamson
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Incredible views with a good moderate challenge, will definitely be back!

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Leigh Brooks
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Mostly beautiful Shady Forest.

Erin White
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Nice hike. We intended to do this loop but the poor signage go us off track. We ended up doing 7.5 miles around the varying little trails. However it was not a bad detour as we explored around. Trails are well maintained and easy to walk on.

Megan Seward
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Great trail, although I would have categorized it as hard, not moderate. If you’ve hiked Cascade Head, that is marked as hard. This trail was just as hard if not more so. Mostly due to the incline. That aside, it was an amazing hike that pushed my limits and rewards you with a great view at the top. Would do it again anytime.

Conner Myers
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Lots of elevation gain on this hike, but a beautiful view at the top!

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Rosalie VSW
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really good time out here! if you don't like walking uphill continuously this ain't the one. beautiful scenery and some good views at the top. I'll be back.

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Artem Zaichenko
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Variety of adjacent trails near this one. I saw bikers and joggers. the only downside is limited parking.

Ernest Davidson
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Very nice day-hike. Trail in very good condition and maybe a half dozen others on the trail this Friday afternoon. A beautiful sunny day with a pretty view from the clearings around the powder house. We are recent Illinois immigrants and in our 70's +, so the elevation gain was a bit challenging. Would recommend.

Alyssa McDowell
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Went on to the powder house road to be accompanied to an owl. Beautiful walk, not too hard but a still has an incline! Would recommend!

Christine Detrois
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Definitely a great trail. Challenging for beginners but otherwise pretty relaxing.

Brandon Naffin
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Very enjoyable and dog friendly :).

Chad M
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As others said, quiet and pleasant.

Courtney Bradford
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This was a great early morning hike! Definitely be sure to grab a Forest map at the parking lot as some of the markers are confusing. I ended up tacking on part of the Powder House trail to make it longer and it was a fantastic addition.

Whitni B
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Nice for a quiet midday hike.

Mossy O.
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nice afternoon hike when added to calloway intensive loop also

Ann Sisson
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Well marked. Not many people. Lush beautiful forest.

Burke De Boer
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A lot to see from the foliage, some really neat trees. Not a lot in terms of landscape, the forest along the trail is just so dense. Well maintained and some steep segments, would make for a great run I think and I am to run it soon

Juanita Rodriguez
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I love this trail! So much to see, I did the whole loop this morning and never saw another human being! They have done quite a bit of logging on the south side, reveals the gnarly old , majestic surviving individuals. I took the connector trail up to the 530, then crossed the 500 and returned down to Cronemiller Lake by the trail. Back to the car, is almost 4 miles.

Ian H.
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OSU does a very good job maintaining this trail. It's in very good condition and well marked. However, expect a lot of other users and know that ALL dogs will be unleashed even though there are ample signs throughout indicating dogs must be leashed. Aggressive, charging dogs, one off his rocker aggressive, screaming dog owner, and bags of poop scattered throughout are reasons enough for me to say one visit is enough. Also, mtn bikers ride the hiking trails, so watch for them too. Better yet, go somewhere else. There is nothing relaxing about this place. Sorry OSU.

Chelsea McG
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Loved this trail. It was difficult at some points then eased up at others to make for a good workout without annihilating my legs. The scenery was beautiful and the trails well kept. Will definitely be going back here.

Jess P.
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Finding the signs is tricky so be on the lookout! Beautiful area with tons of natural sounds and sights. Some steady inclines and declines to be expected. Bring a snack and enjoy it!

Carol Williams
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The trail is amazing! Watch out because it is not well marked. One time I ended up walking 10 miles, another 5. The map is a little tricky. Give yourself plenty of time in case you get lost.

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