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South Luckiamute Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Trailhead gate on the road track that serves as a trail (bobcat)
California poppies (Eschscholzia californica), Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 south to Exit 234B for Albany and Highway 99E. After leaving the freeway, merge with Pacific Boulevard and drive west for 0.4 miles.

At a traffic light, keep straight and drive 0.9 miles before bearing right for the City Center and Corvallis.

In 1.0 miles, go right for the City Center and Corvallis.

After 0.2 miles, turn right on Lyon Street and pass through downtown Albany, driving a total of 0.7 miles to cross the Willamette River before turning right on Spring Hill Road.

Keep to Spring Hill Road for 6.8 miles before turning right onto Buena Vista Road.

In 0.2 miles, pull in to the right and park under tall oaks for the south trailhead of the Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area.

Scenic option taking the Buena Vista Ferry (Ferry doesn't operate between November 1st and April 15th; also closed on Mondays and Tuesdays the rest of the year):

Drive I-5 south to Exit 242 for Talbot. Follow the exit ramp around to the right and come to a Stop sign at Talbot Road.

Turn left here for Talbot and the Buena Vista Ferry. In 2.1 miles, stop at the railroad tracks.

Keep on Talbot Road for another 2.8 miles and turn left for the Buena Vista Ferry and Independence.

Drive 0.2 miles to the ferry landing. Cross the Willamette River on the ferry and drive 0.2 miles up Willamette Ferry Street.

Make a left turn on Main Street and drive 0.2 miles.

Turn left on Buena Vista Road, bend right and then left, and drive 4.2 miles to make a left turn down a gravel road to park under tall oaks for the south trailhead of the Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area.

Other Notes

  • Dogs on leash
  • Port-a-potty at trailhead
  • Obey signs to keep a distance from the West Pond

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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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