Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Fitton Green Natural Area is located in the Coast Range foothills due west of Corvallis. Through the cooperation of private entinties and local government, this 308-acre conservation area is a vital habitat for many native plant and wildlife species.  Generously, this area has remained open for public use since 2003. Maple groves, oak woodlands, as well as Douglas fir and conifer trees dominant the landscape apart from the hilltop meadow at the summit of Fitton Green. From the summit sweeping view of Marys Peak, the Coast Range, and the Willamette Valley are seen. On a clear day, the far off Cascade peaks are viewable to the east. Wildlife viewng opportunities include woodpeckers, songbirds, butterflies, squirrels, and black-tail deer. The area is also native to cougars, coyote, and elk. Numerous hiking trails intertwine the natural area.  The most popular trail is the Allen Throop Loop that features the panoramic views atop upper meadow. The areas is also a destination for locals wishing to stargaze or see a meteor shower. The Mulkey Ridge Trail connects Fitton Green to the nearby Bald Hill Natural Area. Similarly, the Cardwell Hill Trail connects to the nearby trailhead of the same moniker.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Fall
Summer

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Panoramic view of Marys Peak. Stargazing. Hiking trails.

Cons

Poison oak.

Features

Family friendly
Off-leash dog area
Big vistas
Wildflowers
Bird watching

Location

Field Guide

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