Explore the most popular walking 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.

on Chip Ross Park Loop

walking
15 days ago

Beautiful views in several directions from the top. First 1/3 of the trail is uphill. Wild iris is blooming. Saw a number of woodpeckers and nuthatches.

nature trips
16 days ago

I took this loop to learn about 100 different native weeds, flowers, plants and trees. The trail has quite a bit of poison oak, best to stick well to the trail. A stream and 2 ponds (1 with a bench) are along this trail so good chance to spot frogs. Of coarse, this is a goodly place for birding.

decent trail. I usually end up way off coarse due to the trail being short. I combine other trails/ roads to try and get my goal of 20 miles a day.

walking
25 days ago

Nice open flat paved path between the end of Circle Blvd to Harrison. Saw a number of brush rabbits along the route. Unfortunately, ground clearing has begun on a large development near the path and orange plastic fencing has been installed along the route.

hiking
25 days ago

Fairly easy hike close to home and fairly short. Trail not well marked so we got lost and found ourselves paralleling Walnut Blvd before backtracking and finding the right path. A bit noisy with road noise and power equipment in use by the apartment buildings adjacent to the trail.

walking
25 days ago

Long gradual descent on gravel road before trail takes off into trees. It’s worth the trek, however, to see the biggest living trees I have ever seen! Wildflowers such as trillium, bleeding heart and yellow violets are in bloom now. Pretty much had the trail to ourselves at 5:30 pm Tuesday. Uphill on the way back.

on Homestead Trail

birding
25 days ago

Easy mostly flat well maintained and marked trail. Five or six types of wildflowers in bloom. Trail is shared with bicyclists, some of whom do not announce their arrival so be alert.

hiking
27 days ago

Beautiful trail. Not to difficult even if you’re out of shape. A few good hill climbs, but overall gorgeous and very fun

hiking
27 days ago

Tougher than I thought it would be! Steep hills but great view

nice easy hike with beautiful forest views. dog friendly too!

Good trail. Decent amount of people. Not really what I expected, but was still fun. Wouldn’t do it again but glad I did it!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail. beautiful scenery. my 7 year old loved this section of trai.

Great trail to make a nice workout. but I am also way outta shape

Way too muddy today. I guess that’s what you should expect when it’s been raining all week including earlier today. Slipping and sliding the whole way. I think it will be a nice hike ewith a dry “er” trail. There were some pretty big tracks in the mud, which were probably from a black bear or a very big dog or someone with a black bear footprint maker walking stick, whatever that’s called. My dog is “supposedly“ a malamute and German shepherd mix, more on the German Shepherd size and those prints were way bigger than his. At first I thought mountain lion but after a little research, visible claws is unlikely to represent a cat.

It’s my favorite local long trail. On a nice day the view is fairly pretty, but don’t go on a popular day.

Hreay trail. We met the director of Land Trust and learned a lot about the area.

hiking
2 months ago

Great place to walk the dog and get some exercise. Beautiful on a sunny day but Thursday there was a rainbow across the little valley and I did not have my phone to take a picture! Trails are still muddy in the shade.

I really enjoyed this hike but it’s not the most scenic.

Great trail! We did have to park across the highway because there’s only 4 spots.

hiking
2 months ago

great trail, well maintained. I'm glad I didn't bring my 2 young children as it would have been too hard for them. Definently not stroller/toddler friendly.

hiking
3 months ago

This was fun hike. Was a little steeper in places than others said it was. That being said my family of 5 did this hike in a couple hours.

Good hike. I usually change the loop to add in Dimple hill since the view is so amazing especially early morning. we usually start around 6Am and make this trek into about 20 miles.

hiking
3 months ago

I did this as a night hike it felt pretty comfortable even in the dark would like to go back during the day to check out the scenery

hiking
3 months ago

I had a great time, but did way more miles than marked, due to getting lost both going up and coming back down. Good work out and hardly anybody else on the trail on a Tuesday.

hiking
3 months ago

I enjoy this trail very much. I usually head down the face of dimple hill when I get there and make my way to Oak Creek gate then back the way I came to make it a longer sustained hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail, but a bit muddy at the start on the day we hiked. Great view at the top from Dimple Hill.

Very happy that the people who use these trails clean up after themselves and their animals.

First off its impossible to get lost. The loop basically climbs in elevation and loops the ridge. It was helpful to keep my app on hand to check how the trails connected. This is not aggressive riding but still very enjoyable. We were able to find some grade and water crossings to challenge our animals. I would recommend this for a good day ride. You could easily return for several trips and find new routes. Riding clockwise be aware the last stretch back to the start is on the paved road, approximately one mile.

Great trail with great elevation gain.

Nice trail, not muddy. A couple of picnic benches along the way. Would be beautiful in the springtime.

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