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Campus Way Covered Bridge

This paved path tours the OSU agricultural areas and passes through a covered bridge before giving a great view west
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.3 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview:  Depending on how fast you hike and how interactive the sheep and llamas are at any given point, this hike can take all afternoon.... more »

Tips:  Watch out for bikes, this paved ribbon is a major bike route to the western Corvallis neighborhoods.

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Points of Interest

1. Campus Way Rd.

This section of Campus Way is closed to thru traffic, but makes a great walking or biking path.

2. Feed Silos

Watch for lots of agricultural activity out here, this is where a lot of the OSU research is done.

3. North Hills

To the north, the hills are often snow-covered in the winter.

4. Covered Bridge

This covered bridge was moved here from Irish Bend and now serves only foot and bike traffic.

5. Interpretive Sign

6. Interpretive Sign

7. Interpretive Sign

8. Marys Peak

To the west, the bulky outline of Marys Peak defines the skyline.

9. Llamas and Alpacas

The llamas and alpacas will often come to the fence, but they're temperamental and can spit.

10. Covered Bridge

The west side of the covered bridge provides a great place to sit and watch the sunset.

11. Interpretive Sign

This sign describes the history of the Irish Bend Covered Bridge.

12. Birdhouses

Lots of birdhouses means lots of birds!

13. Sheep

The sheep are very friendly, but startle easily with dogs around.