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Address: Corvallis, OR
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Nice stroll in the woods just outside of town

Looking for a place to take the kids for a little outdoor adventure? Or go mountain biking close to town? This is a pretty little forest with nice trails.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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San Jose
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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looking for a place to take the kids for a little outdoor adventure? Or go mountain biking close to town? This is a pretty little forest with nice trails.

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Kings Valley, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you live in or you are visiting Corvallis or Benton County, Oregon and you love to run, hike or mountain bike, then you are in luck. Oregon State's McDonald-Dunn Research Forest has hundreds of miles of logging roads and groomed trails; towering conifers and panoramic vistas. Numerous access points from Oak Creek Drive in Corvallis to the Sulphur Springs... More 

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for an afternoon hike with lots of birds, even some wild turkeys! Quiet and peaceful and easy hiking for everyone in the family.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to Mac Forest for decades. There are miles of roads and trails, varied scenery and difficulty of terrain, it never feels jammed with people although there are often many cars at the trailhead. You can run/jog/hike all the trails, run your dog off leash, bike most of them or even take a horse on some. It's well... More 

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Corvallis, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live in this area and the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest has a variety of trails (long and short) through new and old-growth forest areas. Especially nice late spring through fall, although definitely hikeable even in the rain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Spent a couple hours plodding up the hill to the top of Dimple Hill. Great walk, varied forest is a mix of Douglas Fir (Psuedotsuga Menziesii, Hemlock and mixed deciduous. Varied soils. Trail had mostly a crushed basalt on the surface so would be OKAY in the rain. I noticed the great work on drainage, some water bars and culverts... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The best thing about the forest ...it;s a forest! we see horse's and the fox. There's a large group of turkey's. We have met wonderful people on the trail's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Walk my dog in McD forest several times each week - great for an off-leash romp once you get off on the forest roads and trails. Also love for mountain biking from spring through fall - in one hour I can do more than 1000' of climbing, some great downhill, relatively easy single track (but have crashed occasionally), and get... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I'm always looking for great places to hike in the Willamette Valley and OSU's McDonald-Dunn Research Forest is among the best. There are many miles of scenic trails here and no shortage of ways to get a great workout and see some scenic beauty. It's interesting to view the many different species of trees planted here, some originating from other... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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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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