The Old Growth Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews

The Old Growth Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Corvallis, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

muddy

A wonderful short hike through the old growth of MacDonald Forest You'll start a steep descent, but not long to "floor" then similar hike back up to the road. You'll see towering old growth trees and lush under growth. Once back on the road, go right on the gravel road and take time to look at the old quarry on your way back to your car. This hike will be muddy in the winter.

hiking
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1 month ago

We should have read the reviews first since we missed the actual old growth trail and ended up doing a much longer hike. The trail, road width, is covered in rock and was still very pretty and peaceful! It gradually goes up hill but was an easy hike.

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2 months ago

Both old growth trails are great (West or East sides of the road). Very beautiful forest and the trails are even decent when it's raining.

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4 months ago

Quick fun hike.

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walking
8 months ago

Lovely day, simple walk.

hiking
8 months ago

Lots of fun! We managed to find the trail markers pretty easily having been given the heads up from prior reviews. The trails were in great shape and we saw a fair number of other hikers and bicyclists out using the trail. Awesome short hike!