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OSU McDonald-Dunn Research Forest

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An amazing gem to bike, hike and walk the dog. Never crowded. Easy access from different places... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bettina S
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Corvallis, Oregon
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Great to get out in nature. Opportunities to hike on gravel roadway or primitive trails. Quiet... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
JFredOne
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Corvallis, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An amazing gem to bike, hike and walk the dog. Never crowded. Easy access from different places. Easy and challenging hikes and trails. A year round place to explore.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bettina S
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Great to get out in nature. Opportunities to hike on gravel roadway or primitive trails. Quiet, expansive.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JFredOne
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I could not have asked for a better place to do some trail running! Nicely made, wide paths for running, walking, walking your dog (s) and mountain biking. Beautiful forest landscape and even some spots to view the rolling hills and mountains. for about a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Samantha T
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The forest is a working forest that is used to demonstrate research and teaching. It also allows the community to recreate within its borders. Beautiful and educational.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Lou5881
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

OSU MAC/Dunn has transitioned from an active research forest to a park over the last 20 years. This is unfortunate because it takes away the opportunity for Corvallis and the surrounding area to see and understand vital research for sustainability and eco-friendly land management. OSU...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank jeffreygB3328BZ
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This recreation area (running, hiking, mountain biking, horses) is a great asset to the area! Accessible from numerous parking lots in different locations in Corvallis and off of Highway 99. You can spend hours here or do a short loop and finish in 30 min....More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank AventuraW
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Beautiful groomed trails, for hiking or biking. Feel at one with nature with the beautiful sounds of animals and birds, as well as scenery that is breathtaking

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jabin L
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This area is a great place to just chill out and go for a walk in the forest. If you want some challenges no problem....start up one of the steeper climbs or just take it slow and do the lightly graded areas. Been on the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Alan K
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Charles A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank TheChief37
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