Explore the most popular trails near Corvallis with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


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Beautiful scenery!!

3.9 Miles is the trail length according to my phone. Took me about an hour and 20 minutes to complete. Good trail but if given the choice I’d do the section 36 loop trail any day over this loop trail

As others said, quiet and pleasant.

18 days ago

the name of the park is actually forest dell park. Nice easy loop with lots of mature trees and big leaf maples. Great spot for birding. I’ve seen many woodpecker species,nuthatches,brown creepers, and even a Great Horned Owl.

awesome so many trails

19 days ago

Overall, another great hike in the McDonald Forest. Only downside is that the majority of the hike is on forest/fire roads. I recommend taking Roads 600/680/700/790 to the top as there are signs at most intersections to point you to the top. However, grabbing a free map at the trailhead is a good idea since there are many trails in this area. Alternatively, you can take Road 770 from the Homestead Trail, but you need a permit to take the Southridget Trail which is in the Starker Forest. This hike has a steady incline no matter which way you take up providing a great workout. Nice bench at the summit to sit on and enjoy the view out over the Willamette Valley.

We went on the main path and also went off left of the trail through pines onto a very small hill. Many species of birds especially Nuthatches.

20 days ago

Very nice hike with a steep.incline but such an amazing view.

Lovely hike with my 2 grown kiddos and 2 dogs. The lake was small, but beautiful and peaceful. The dogs romped around in the water for a bit. I rated this hike only 3 stars because 90% of the loop was on a gravel road. We were under tree cover the entire hike and the trees were pretty along with birds chirping!

Nice short hike!

on Cronemiller Lake

25 days ago

I liked this trail. Easy walking part on gravel road and part on wide mulched pathway. Not many people around on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.

This was a bueatiful trail for me and my dog. We took the shorter option since it was my first time on this trail. I only wish the map had the you are here pointer so I could navigate myself better (I got directions for the shorter route from another hiker).

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.

1 month ago

used to love hiking here during college. fun place to play on the bike and walk the pup

1 month ago

Well maintained trail. Slightly steep switchback turns closer to the summit at Dimple Hill. Very shady for most of trail. Gorgeous views of Corvallis and Philomath.

Beautiful and easy. Love it.

It's beautiful and serene.
I walked the surrounding trails afterwards.

Great loop trail. Shaded the whole way and there are a lot of other trails that branch off of it. Dogs allowed and wasn’t very crowded (5pm on weekday). Great way to escape heat In summer. Highly recommend.

Great trail and stroller friendly

1 month ago

1 month ago

love it but dislike the poison oak

great trail for dogs! good afternoon romp for my pup and me. pretty mellow trail. good shade. will be doing this again.

1 month ago

Nice trail....perfect Sunday morning walk

1 month ago

Did this trail this morning, started at Homestead and took trail 770 upto the small side trail to the peak. Once you start on trail 770 is is a steep incline. Side trail is even steeper but brief. Great views and more for a workout then views on the way. Other trails are more scenic to top but enjoyable and I recommend.
Grab a map in the beginning, trails can be confusing.

1 month ago

Most of the hike (that we ended up on at least) was on a big wide gravel trail. It’s doable but definitely took some breaks to catch our breath with the elevation rise. Beautiful view and even more beautiful coming down looking out west! Would do again

Fun, easy hike. Had a lengthy discussion about the woods and how they reminded us of Stranger Things. My middle schoolers kept an eye out for the Demogorgon.

great hike peaceful and the lake is beautiful can't wait to go back and explore the rest of the trails

I took the road up, and the trail down. I'm a little out of shape, but was able to do this entire hike without a bottle of water at around 7pm. It's an easy hike with manageable elevation gain. The views are not good. At least from this trail. Haven't found a good vista of the valley from this area, at least not yet. This hike was EASY.

This trail is a gravel road, but that doesn't detract from the experience. This trail offers a good workout with a nice view of Corvallis and the Willamette Valley on a clear day.

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