Marys Peak

  

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Marys Peak, at 4,097 feet, is the highest point in Oregon’s Coast Range and the most prominent peak to the west of Corvallis. On a clear day, from Marys Peak Day Use at the top of the peak, you can see both the Pacific Ocean to the west and many of the Cascade peaks to the east across the Willamette Valley.

Hiking options include Meadowedge Trail, East Ridge Trail, North Ridge Trail, Summit Trail, and Tie Trail. When there's snow, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and other non-motorized winter recreation are available, although the road to the day use area is not maintained for winter travel and caution is advised.

Marys Peak has been designated a Scenic Botanical Area because of its rich, unique scenery and plants. The open meadows offer a range of wildflowers throughout the spring and summer. Wildflower displays in the meadow and rock gardens change throughout the late spring and summer months. The rich rolling meadows of Marys Peak are fringed by a unique Noble fir forest. Learn more about the vegetation and plant communities found on Marys Peak from the Oregon Native Plant Society here.

In 2015, the Siuslaw National Forest began a meadow restoration project on Marys Peak. Through carefully planned tree removal, native planting, and other management activities, we are working to restore scenic views and historic meadows. We are also coordinating with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) as they develop a proposal to upgrade their communications equipment on Marys Peak. To learn more about the BPA project click here.

 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Be Prepared for winter snow conditions. Road not maintained for winter travel.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
  • Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet
  • No stock allowed
  • Electric bikes (E-bikes) are NOT ALLOWED on trails designated for non-motorized use such as mountain bike or hiking trails. E-bikes are classified as self-propelled motor vehicles and are only allowed on roads or trails open to motorized vehicles. Maps for those motorized roads and trails can be found here.
 
Closest Towns: Corvallis, OR
Water: No water available at Marys Peak
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District Siuslaw National Forest Supervisor's Office

General Information

Directions:

Follow Highway 34 west from Philomath for 10 miles then turn north from Highway 34 onto Marys Peak Road. In 5.5 miles you will reach Conner’s Camp, the Lower East Ridge trailhead location.

Meadow Edge Trail is located 3.3 miles beyond Conner’s Camp at the Marys Peak campground.

The upper trailhead from East Ridge and North Ridge is located at the end of Marys Peak Road, 0.5 miles beyond the Marys Peak campground.

NOTE: The roads to Marys Peak from Highway 34 are not maintained for winter travel. Always watch out for potentially dangerous conditions from heavy rains, slides, falling trees and debris, high winds and heavy snowfall when traveling in the Coast Range. Snow may limit driving access to trailheads. North Ridge trail is accessed from Highway 20 which is at a lower elevation and less affected by winter weather. In all cases, even if you can reach a trailhead, trail access may be limited by snow. Conditions change quickly. Please check weather before heading out.


General Notes:

A map of hiking trails and roads on Marys Peak


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Picnicking

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