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Marys Peak Meadow Edge Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Heading down to the meadow edge trail from the summit (cfm)
The trail through old growth Noble fir forest (cfm)
Trillium on the Meadow Edge Trail (bobcat)
  • Start point: Marys Peak CampgroundRoad.JPG
  • End point: Marys Peak Campground
  • Trail Log:
  • Hike Type: Loop
  • Distance: 1.8 miles
  • Elevation gain: 450 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Seasons: April through December
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Backpackable: No
  • Crowded: No

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Hike Description

This is a wonderful little loop in an old growth Noble Fir forest near the summit of Marys Peak. Begin at the parking area just outside the entrance to the Marys Peak Campground. Park here and walk into the small campground and find the trailhead near site # ----. The trail immediately enters the forest and you will climb up a short ways and come to the beginning of the loop. You can hike in either direction, but I suggest turning left, then going clockwise by staying right at all junctions (well signed) for the loop. The vegetation is thick at the bottom of the the trail near a small stream, but as you climb, the understory will thin out an give you a good view of the stately old trees around you.

If you want add a side trip to the summit, stay right at the first junction which leads to the gravel road, but turn left onto the second junction to reach the top of the Marys Peak Summit Hike.

At 1.2 miles on the loop trail, the path heads out into the western meadow where you can view the west spur of Marys Peak below you, the summit above you, and the whole world beyond! Enjoy the view and you will return to the deep dark forest and down to a footbridge over a stream, passing thickets of thimbleberries before you reach the T-junction near the start- go left to return to the campground.

Maps

  • Sky Island Graphics: Marys Peak - McDonald Forest Recreation Guide
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: Siuslaw National Forest

Regulations or Restrictions, etc.

  • Northwest Forest Pass required

Trip Reports

Related Discussions / Q&A

Guidebooks that cover this hike

  • Wild in the Willamette edited by Lorraine Anderson with Abby Phillips Metzger
  • Hiking Oregon's Geology by Ellen Morris Bishop
  • Corvallis Trails by Margie C. Powell
  • A Guide to Trails in the Corvallis Area by Phillip R. Hays

More Links

Marys Peak - OregonWildflowers.org

Contributors

  • CFM (creator)
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