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“Mary's Peak....A Must”

Siuslaw National Forest
Reviewed 3 September 2012

The drive up to Mary's Peak is a must detour anytime one is in the Corvallis area. Off Highway 34, it's about a 9 mile drive (all paved) to the top of the highest peak in the Coast Range. On a nice day, you can see for miles. We went on an interesting day. Leaving Corvallis, it was still dark and cloudy. By the time we got to the top of the peak, it was sunny. Even though we couldn't see for miles, it was very awesome to above the cloud line. It was like being in an airplane. After parking the car, one can walk the short trail to the very top which we did. There is a picnic table on the top if you bring your lunch. The view is about the same as from the parking lot, but you do see more. The area is the only spot in the Coast Range where one can see alpine meadows. Hiking trails and campsites are available. A NW Forest pass or another Federal pass is required to be at the top. I hear the view is different each time one goes up and I believe it. Maybe next time I'll see the ocean and Mount Hood.

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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Anytime of year this is an excellent place to visit. Great camping and hunting.

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Reviewed 9 December 2011

This is such a well maintained trail/area that I am sure it must be one of the most popular hikes in the area. We found it well worth the trek. We took the East Ridge Trail from Conner's Camp up to the Summit Loop. Chose to hike on a chilly but clear December day, and were rewarded with amazing views of the pacific ocean, north to Mt Hood, east to Mt. Jefferson and the three sisters. The trail was marked and maintained, a single track for multi purpose use (hike/bike). The hike was shorter than we anticipated, so we added the meadowedge loop and again found the trail in great condition. Maps were available at Conner's Camp. And for those that are not hikers, the road goes almost all the way to the summit with a short (less than a mile) walk up a dirt road to the top. Views are definitley worth it. I know people complain about the towers on the top of the peak, but honestly you won't be looking at the towers, you will be looking in the opposit direction no matter where you are standing.

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Reviewed 23 March 2009

Oh my, Mary's Peak, the highest mountain in the Oregon Coast range, is so close to Corvallis, but in National forest. The East Ridge and North ridge trails are fantastic single-track hiking and mountain biking trails. get ready to climb! Superb technical sections, and a nice view at the top. You can drive to the top as well, and sometimes on a clear day you can see as far north as Washington on one side, and see the Pacific ocean on the other side. (road can be gated/closed due to snow in winter; parking fee or NW forest pass).

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