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Address: Corvallis, OR
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an amazing natural resource

We housesat nearby for about a month, and we took the dog for daily walks in the forest. The extensive trail network meant we rarely hiked the same trail twice. The history of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We housesat nearby for about a month, and we took the dog for daily walks in the forest. The extensive trail network meant we rarely hiked the same trail twice. The history of the forest is really interesting, some of the interpretive trails have signage, and the moss-covered trees in fall were just stunning! Lots of trails have trees overhead... More 

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Corpus Christi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The McDonald-Dunn Research Forest offers a variety of hikes from easy to strenuous. The trails are well maintained and there is nothing quite as invigorating as a hike in Oregon woods. Pets on a leash are welcome.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful forest with well-kept trails. It is very large so it can be easy to get lost. There are also some really nice views.

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Thank Gracellen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful Park on Zinfandel ln. On Vineyard Mt. Best starting point...this is a community of really nice houses....don't worry just park on Zinfandel and they won't tow or your vehicle won't get broken into.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A nice forestry place for hiking and exploring nature.Good for bird-watcher too. There are water ways that we found insects, fishes, frogs and so on. Beware of poison oats though. They can be easily be found by the trail. So always remain on trail and not wonder off.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My family and I -- including dog -- use the forest almost every day, certainly multiple times during the week, rain or shine. Fire roads provide easy access (not recommended for wheelchairs) to quiet paths, periodic bridges over streams and many miles of foot paths. Watch for sporadic mountain bikers -- heavier in some areas -- but the trails are... More 

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Thank JohnLM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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