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Address: Corvallis, OR
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Nice walk

It is a nice first to walk in. It isn't a strenuous hike. There was a pond where we sat and caught salamanders. It would be great to do with kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It is a nice first to walk in. It isn't a strenuous hike. There was a pond where we sat and caught salamanders. It would be great to do with kids.

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Philomath, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Primitive roads and trails wind through the woods, large trees, ferns, wetlands, quiet, wildlife all close to Corvallis. My boys train here for cross country, I hike here, dog friendly, well kept, the local crowd is respectful and keeps the area clean. Love this place.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you're into long walks, enjoy fresh air, and being one with nature this is the place. Went there on a field trip with my son, it was very educational. Great biodiversity and many new and old trees.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a great spot to hike, bike, walk your pooch, and it's near town. Great place to bring your camera....beautiful ! Only down side the parking can be limited if it's busy.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a great place to walk, walk your dog, bike, etc. Lots of trails and beautiful scenery any time of year. Take your camera!

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Corvallis, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

It's our quick getaway place when we want a nice forest walk. Love the old growth trail and the ridge trail.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Pick up a free map from the trailheads, or buy a color map from Peak Sports or one of the book stores in Corvallis. The color map covers the Dunn forest as well as the McDonald. The free map is just the McDonald. There are many, many hikes of varying difficulty that you can take. The roads are, well, forest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I run, hike, and bike here every week. Lovely place. Plenty of oid growth and nice second growth, Great views at hill tops. Also a good place to see high quality clear-cuts and forestry, which supports the OSU College of Forestry.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This forest is one of the favorite places for hikers and bikers (mountain and cross) in the PNW. You can start from several locations North and South. Most roads and trails and hikable and bikable all year, though some are closed to bikes in the winter to prevent erosion. The highest peak (McCulloch) is located here and provides for both... More 

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Nice trails winding through thick forest only minutes out if the city. Good parking, and well maintained.

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