Oak savannahs and prairie habitats are the background of many trails with beautiful views and an off leash dog-area (in Chip Ross Park). Trails on the east side of Chip Ross Park connect with Lower Dan's Trail, which visitors can follow into a vast network of trails and forest roads in McDonald Forest.
This easy-to-moderate 1.5 mile loop trail is located in Chip Ross Park. The trail goes through lush forest and hilltop habitats of Upland Prairie and Oak Savannah. The park offers beautiful views of Corvallis, the Willamette Valley, the Coast Range, and the Cascade Mountains. Hikers and runners can also access the many miles of trails in adjacent McDonald Forest from here. Horseback riding and bicycling are permitted on seasonally designated trails. The park is a designated off-leash area for dogs and their humans to socialize and enjoy. There are picnic tables at the Lester Ave. trailhead.
Trail description by: City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation