Marys Peak Day Use
Perched near the summit of the highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range, Marys Peak Day Use Area offers excellent views of the Cascade Mountains, the Willamette Valley and even the Pacific Ocean on clear days. Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Saint Helens are only a few of the peaks that you may be able to observe. Wildflower displays abound in the open meadows from late spring through the summer months.
Three trails lead from the Day Use Area: 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 is not maintained for winter travel and caution is advised.
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.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.|
|Fees:||Day Use Fee Area ($5 a vehicle) or valid Recreation Pass required.|
|Closest Towns:||Corvallis, OR|
|Water:||No water available at Marys Peak|
|Passes:||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.|
|Operated By:||Siuslaw National Forest|
|Information Center:||Central Coast Ranger District or Supervisor's Office|
From Corvallis, Oregon drive 14 miles west on Highway 34, then turn right onto Marys Peak Road and drive 9 miles up to the Marys Peak Day Use Area. The Marys Peak Road is paved all the way to the Day Use Area.
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Alerts & Warnings
- Beach restrictions in effect March 15 - Sept. 15 to protect nesting birds
- Cascade Head Research Area inaccessible on FSR 1861 due to landslide
- Downed Trees Blocking Forest Road 2005 on Marys Peak
- Forest Service Road 24 Closure
- Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates & Office Hours