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

Great hike!

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1 month ago

It was a wonderful 5.5 mile hike up to Mary’s Peak, another mile will take you up to the highest peak. The trail was clear, switchbacking, and cool under the trees. There was a bit of a haze due to Oregon fires, so we couldn’t see the mountain range. The crickets were fun to watch.

Fun hike beautiful vistas!!

1 month ago

So beautiful! Trail was a bit narrow in spots but once you get to the top it's so worth the hike! The view was a bit hazy. We think it was because of the fires but we still had a amazing view. I would do it again!

Cool trail! A little overgrown in places so wear some pants. Kids had fun!

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3 months ago

3 months ago

wonderful! my new favorite. beautiful views, good incline, and a nice way to spend an hour or so.

Great trail for families!

on Marys Peak Trail

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4 months ago

A little defeating. The parking lot removes a bit from the accomplishment of finishing. Overall tho - the hike through the forest is just as amazing at the top. Amazing trees. Awesome workout too! It's a steady incine the entire way to the top.

Loved the trail. Was 11 miles though, not 9. Steep steep steep! Some snow at the top. Coming back was very steep, narrow and snow filled, very challenging for a few hundred feet there with the snow, and so close to the edge, dangerous. Views were amazing obviously! Would recommend, great work out.

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6 months ago

Both times I've gone, it's been too foggy to see anything. Great trail though, lots of snow right now!

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8 months ago

Trail is in great condition and is snow-free all the way to the summit.

on South Ridge Trail

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8 months ago

Great short hike to get your heart beat going! Slippery in some places during the wetter months so make sure to wear shoes with good traction. Partly cloudy the day we went but still good views of Mary’s Peak. Parking was super easy and plentiful. Easily marked, unlike some Oregon trails!

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11 months ago

I really like the Beazell Forest... this time of the year, everything is just dripping with green moss! I started out on the steep trail going up to the meadow, then turn RT and following the trail back through the woods to Plunkett Creek, and then back to the barn.

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Friday, September 01, 2017

Heavily trafficked when we went, very windy up top, magical views of the Cascades and Coastal range on a clear day.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

There are many trails at Mary's peak w/varying difficulty.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nice hike, it gets pretty tight and overgrown on the accent to the summit and the view point. We parked by the barn, but followed the map to the next driveway down and started there, but it was unnecessary, and behind the barn has the info centers and the trail head. It was a nice loop, took us about 1 hour 30 minutes to complete.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sweet little State Park. For the South Ridge Trail, follow signs to the South Loop and South Meadow. Go left at the top instead of following signs to the South Ridge. It was noisy after about 7:30 with nearby farm equipment. Go before 7 for a more peaceful hike. The first mile is uphill. After that, it's easy. You'll hike through the woods and around a meadow. At the top, there are peekaboo territorial views.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nice little hike if you're in the area! I drove from Salem and thought it was a little far for a short 2 miles. But it feels very secluded - didn't come across one other person on the trail which is rare!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

It seems like you can drive to the top or hike to the top. The drive was beautiful, and there are many places to stop and take pictures. Once at the top, you can take a quick hike to an observation point which is amazing. Definitely will go again.

Great trail. Beautiful.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Was kinda bummed about the tower at the top, felt like it took away from the view. Otherwise hike was enjoyable and took a little under 3 hours with various stops and a snack on top. Views are beautiful on a clear day!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

This is a great little out and back. We went while it was a little snowy and it was amazing!

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Saturday, November 05, 2016

I started at the North Ridge trail and went up to the peak, then down East Ridge, and home using the 2005 road. A beautiful November day, though it had rained a lot recently and the gravel road leading in from Rt. 20 was showing damage. I was in a Camry, but I wouldn't wanna take the family wagon up that way. Beautiful state...can't wait to see more!

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Easy hike with kids, lots to see and explore.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

view was amazing, love the siuslaw national forrest. the hike wasn't a hike it was more of a drive to the top and an enormously steep uphill climb that lasts all but 3-5 minutes. check out the wild flowers.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Amazing hike! Perfect for a hot day... Minimal sun until you hit the last part. Only ran into a few people!

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

This is a very nice hike to do with dogs! Easy & moderate levels of difficulty.

I also started at conners camp and took the road, it was a nice start to a long hike. The hike to the top was great and trail well maintained. After reaching the top (view is amazing) the connector trail to the east ridge trail was closed due to fallen trees. Made the hike a little longer...

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