Biking & Hiking
Outdoor recreation in and around Corvallis is exceptional! From mountain biking and hiking on a network of forest trails to designated bike paths on most major roads and around campus, Corvallis is just waiting to be explored.
Ribbons of bikeways ring Corvallis, hugging the edge of the Willamette River, heading west to Philomath and beyond. Bike paths and designated bike lanes stretch 55 miles in and around the city. Information is available through the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department, 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., 541-766-6918, or from the Corvallis Tourism Office, 553 NW Harrison Blvd., 541-757-1544.
A number of bike routes and mileage are also outlined on the OSU Triathlon Club website.
OSU's own McDonald-Dunn Forest, Peavy Arboretum and nearby Siuslaw National Forest are laced with wooded trails winding up and down the foothills surrounding Corvallis. Many of these trails are multi-use and make great mountain biking trails as well. Trail maps are available at the following locations:
The OSU Valley Library's map room also checks out USGS topographic maps for this area.