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Pretty hike! Not particularly difficult - I was expecting a bit more of a challenge, but the view is nice and I love trekking through the woods.

on Marys Peak Summit Trail

walking
8 days ago

This is not hard and is more or a walk. Pretty views on a clear day.

Cold and windy, but not hard! Extremely rewarding views

Amazing view!

Great hike!

It can get very cold and windy. Come prepared for the weather.

I would say that this is a moderate/difficult hike. There are some steep inclines, but a majority is a steady incline up which I would rate as a moderate hike. I would absolutely recommend this hike. Beautiful views and scenery up and down the trail.

2 months ago

My new new favorite hike in the Corvallis area. About 30 miles from town. Very well maintained county park with covered picnic area, clean restrooms. Historic markers explaining the history of the area, the fort, the pioneering families and Native American habitation.
Historic home and Captain’s house on the property.
Choice of loops from the first parking lot — downhill to the historic area about .6 mile. Fairly flat gravel pathway. Lots of blackberries and apples along the path. Hike uphill from the lot staying left through the cool woods until you reach the top and are rewarded with great views. Downhill portion of the loop mostly in sun. Well maintained gravel and dirt pathway about 1.2 miles.
Quiet, peaceful and not another soul in sight.

Finally Mountain biked this trail and it way worth the challenge . A beautiful trail with equall views .

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months ago

Fun hike beautiful vistas!!

2 months 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!

Great hike! My first solo hike and I loved it all. Incline wasn’t too bad so I only took two breaks on way up (I’m moderately fit) and was doable in my hiking sandals. I wish the cage / power structure on the summit wasn’t there, would help the views / feel up there. But overall would recommend!

3 months ago

Impassable trail and no signs. People shooting guns behind us for target practice. Not safe.

Mosquitoes were terrible, but probably had a lot to do with the time of day. Gorgeous views! Great challenge for me as well because I'm trying to get some elevation gain training hikes in.

Mary’s Peak is the high point of Benton County, Oregon. There are several trail heads to Mary’s Peak so you can customize your distance and vertical gain for your ascent. On this warm day in July walking with the dog we drove to the highest parking area (forest service fee) and did an approximately 2-mile loop trail. There are meadows with wildflowers at the exposed summit. On a clear day, you are treated to views from the Cascade Mountain Range in the east, and over the tops of the Coastal Range to the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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

hiking
4 months ago

We started at Conner’s Camp parking lot. Lovely trail. It was a moderately cloudy day, so we could barely see the ocean when we arrived at the summit. There are many options of trails in this area. We plan to go back again and try some of the others.

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great views! Easy hike with steep summit! Dogs love it

Hiked this on Memorial Day weekend - great trail! Steep (duh), and as others have mentioned there are a number of big blowdowns across the trail that you'll have to deal with. I counted 7 spots where I had to climb over, and 1 spot where I had to crawl under. No snow anywhere that I saw. Not heavily trafficked, though I did run into a couple of sets of people with dogs off leash and at saw at least one pair of mountain bikers descending - so be aware.

Great trail for families!

on Marys Peak Trail

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful place to experience a sunset!

Hiked on 4/26/18
Beautiful trail! There are some large logs you need to climb over and a few snow patches.
Absolutely loved the hike up!!

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.

Still some snow on the trail. Snow, rain and hail on Sunday.

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