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Pets allowed
Yes
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Established in 1979, Chip Ross Park is a convenient park for a variety of users in and around Corvallis. The short trail system in the park provides access to hilltop meadows such as Dimple Hill with benches and fields for children to play. Since it's an off-leash dog area, Chip Ross park is also a favorite place for people to bring their dogs to run freely. Trails leading out of the park are perfect for mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking. Chances are you'll see all these things on your visit to Chip Ross.

On a clear day, you can look out to both the Coast Range and the Cascades from the top of Chip Ross Park. On a cloudy day, enjoy the gnarled white oak trees, chattering songbirds, and dewy meadows.

While summer's long days and clear skies bring in the most crowds, the park is lovely year-round. Spring ushers in new growth and colorful blooms. Vibrant oak leaves tumble down in fall, and the occasional dusting of snow blankets the ground in winter. Quiet trails offer opportunities to view wildlife, such as deer and bluebirds, or if you're lucky, a bobcat.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Close to Corvallis. Diverse terrain for a variety of activities.

Cons

Crowded. Trails can show the impact of bikes and horses.

Address

NW Lester Ave
1898
Corvallis, OR 97330
United States

Features

Mountain biking
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Horseback riding

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

08/09/2015
A splendid trail people of all ages can enjoy with an enchanting view of Corvallis a sweet reward indeed.
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