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Forestry Club Cabin Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Signs at the beginning of the Section 36 Loop (bobcat)
Walk past this orange gate and up the road (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 south and take Exit 234B for Highway 99E and Albany. After 1.2 miles, keep right for the City Center and Corvallis.

In 1.0 miles, turn right for Highway 20, the City Center and Corvallis, bearing right on S.E. Lyon St.

Drive through downtown Albany and over the Willamette River bridge and out of town, going 5.6 miles and then making a right turn onto N.E. Granger Avenue.

Drive 2.5 miles on Granger to the intersection with Highway 99W.

Turn right here, and drive 1.1 miles. Make a left turn onto Arboretum Road.

After 0.8 miles, turn left and then left again at a fork.

In 0.1 miles go left onto a gravel road.

Drive 0.3 miles to turn left into a parking area at an information kiosk.

Other Notes

  • Dogs on leash
  • Information kiosk
  • Picnic tables
  • The McDonald State Forest is an research area: stay on the trails
  • Forest roads in active use on week days

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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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