Summary: This hike can be done from either direction, but here is how I like to do it. 1/4 mile in on the 580 road take the maked trail on your left. You'll start a steep descent, but not long to "floor" then similar hike back up to the road. You'll see towering old growth trees and lush under growth. This is a nice "date" hike or to take out of town visitors. Once back on the road, go right on the gravel road and take time to look at the old quarry (if you can believe it, the high school kids jump off the clifts) on your way back to your car. This hike will be muddy in the winter.
Trailhead: From Corvallis, Oregon take HYW 99 W north. Take a left at the light onto Lewisburg Road. Go one mile and take a gradual right on to Sulfer Springs road and follow to the top or "Saddle" where you'll find a small parking lot. At the north gate, follow the Davies or 580 road about 1/4 mile where you will see a single track trail marked "Old Growth Trail". This is a hikers only trail. (Lat:44.61418 Lon:-123.28559)
Trail Guides for The Old Growth Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Oregon State University Forestry Department
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Craig Cole, who has posted 74 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by I.N. on 9/1/2012
Our favorite quick hike if we don't have a lot of time. Especially nice in the summer on warm days. Even during the day we can take the dogs and have them cool off in the quarry's pool.
Reviewed by KF on 1/12/2009
The road and trail were very well maintained. There was a portapotty at the start where the orange gate and kiosk station were, which was nice. The Old Growth Trail had some beautiful scenery with many trees leafless and covered in moss.
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