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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.

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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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timothy chinchen
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timothy chinchen
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Elijah Dekam
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HikingGreat!

very nice with not much crowds and pretty wildlife. However I would reccomend doing the 560 loop instead because it is even less trafficked and offers decent views

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Bendfeldt Poton
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Nice and lightly trafficked although this could be due to the light rain. The trail is well taken care of and was easy to use even in wet conditions!

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Hayden Connor
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Maggie Ikenouye
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Foggy day but a nice hike, saw a barred owl! The route suggested by the app includes the Powder House trail. If you zoom in you’ll see that Section 36 loop doesn’t go as far west - I realized this when I followed the trail signs and went off the app’s red line but then I zoomed in and realized that the app red line includes Powder House. I stuck with Section 36 route and it was quiet and I enjoyed it but I saw more people taking the Powder House route, so I’ll try that extension next time!

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Christina Rezanow
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I'm certainly no advanced hiker. This treck was tough as you can see by the shortcuts on my recorded route. It's a nice one though!

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Ronald Williams
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This is my FAVORITE hike close to my home. I simply can't say enough great things about it. After the first half mile it basically your own private trail. The pathway is well marked and maintained. It is a treat.

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Meg Snider
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Great hike! Beautiful!

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Dale Kuykendall
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Nice!

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Lux Delongfre
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Dylan Ingham
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Debra Carriere Corvallis
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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Brandon Naffin
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Very enjoyable and dog friendly :).

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Chad M
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As others said, quiet and pleasant.

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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.

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