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Great trails for biking, running, or hiking!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Portland, 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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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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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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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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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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Corvallis, Oregon
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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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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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