Summary: From the parking lot follow the main trail/road (to the east of the parking lot) up to the summit of Marys Peak. This is a well maintained gravel trail and there are several single-trak trails (like the Summit Loop Trail) that branch off. There is a significant elevation gain, but it is not long. Only the very old or very young might have difficulty. A wheel chair could be pushed up it, but it would be difficult because of the angle near the top. One of the best times to visit is the month of May when all the flowers are out.
Trailhead: From I-5 take the Corvallis, Oregon exit and follow HWY 20/34 to and through Corvallis following signs to Philomath/Coast. After you pass through Philomath, the HWY will split with HWY 20 heading to Newport (right) and left HWY 34 to Waldport. Follow HWY 34 as if going to Waldport. Follow for approx 9 miles and look for the Marys Peak road on your right. Drive on this paved road (open April to October) to the summit parking lot (cost if $5 if you don't have a yearly parking pass). This is the start of your hike. (Lat:44.5104 Lon:-123.5489)
Trail Guides for Marys Peak Summit Trail:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes,
Ranger Contact: Siuslaw National Forest
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Craig Cole, who has posted 74 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by cecilia on 3/5/2012
We went to play in the snow yesterday. The road is not plowed, so we couldn't make it to the summit but half way up we found a great place for us to build snow men...lots of people cross country skiing & snow shoeing. Fun time until a child got injured. No cell phone service by most providers & emergency vehicle took forever to arrive. We have been there in summer. A lot of fun for the kids too.
Reviewed by MF on 1/5/2008
On a clear day you can see the Pacific Ocean, so bring along some binoculars to check out the small beach towns for yourself.
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