Woodpecker Loop Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Woodpecker Loop Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Corvallis, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

In 2005 Woodpecker Loop trail was recognized as a National Recreation Trail. This loop trail begins and ends at the parking lot. The trail begins in a oak woodland habitat and then climbs slightly to an overlook that allows exceptional views of the valley and the Cascade Range. Here you also get a good view of Bald Top, which is a native oak savannah habitat. The trail continues on into a forest dominated by Douglas fir. As the trail drops down you start to see mature maples and evidence of past logging practices. This trail has multiple interpretive signs about the birds and wildlife you may see on the walk, including a lot about Woodpeckers.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

4 months ago

Pretty short hike, but worth it. I did it close to sunset and it was very pretty. But the park closes at dusk

6 months ago

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Great hike for the family. Short and very easy.

hiking
Sunday, June 17, 2012

This is a beautiful trail. Near the top of the hill, you'll have a lovely view overlooking the willamette valley. There are benches around a large oak at that overlook (great place for birdwatching), and a little later in the trail by a stunning reflecting pool. Be aware, there are many critters along this path, so watch for the snakes, deer, elk, and birds!