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Fort Hoskins Park

Easy hike, picnic area, and information nature hike about the former site of Fort Hoskins.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.5 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  From the hillside, you can see the Luckiamute River flowing east in the valley below. The Luckiamute Band of Kalapuya Indians once... more »

Directions from I-5:
Take Exit 228 to Corvallis; Turn left on 4th Street in downtown Corvallis; Follow Highway 20/34... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Upper Parking Area/ Picnic Shelter

Nice picnic shelter is available to rent from this upper parking lot. You now have a choice of two hikes, the Fort Hoskins interpretive trail or the hike up and around the hill behind you.

2. Frantz-Dunn House

The Frantz-Dunn House was built ca. 1869 on the remains of Ft. Hoskins (1856). The Frantz Family purchased the decommissioned fort site in 1866 and proceeded to construct a home next to the former military hospital.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 as an element of the Ft. Hoskins site. The structure is... More

3. Hoskins School

Constructed in 1915, the foundation once supported a schoolhouse abuzz with the spirited sounds of 20-25 children in grades 1 through 8. When the population of the area increased following construction of the Valley & Siletz Railroad through Hoskins, mill owner Samuel Frantz donated an acre of land for this school, which replaced the original ... More

4. Lower Parking Area

You can park here, although it's probably better to park at the upper lot.

5. Hill Hike

Here is the trailhead to the hill loop. A short easy hike.

6. Loop Junction

Go left or right and the trail will end up back here.

7. Viewpoint

Looking over Kings Valley