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(1) Benton County parks

(2) City of Corvallis parks

(3) State parks and lands

(4) Federal parks and lands

(5) Private land trusts and parks

(1) Benton County parks & natural areas

Notable parks

  • Adair County Park: This is a good place to park to start a bike ride from Adair Village.

  • Beazell Memorial Forest: This park has nice hiking trails. I am not sure if bicycles are allowed.

  • Bellfountain County Park: This is a great place to start many bike rides in Southern Benton County.

  • Clemens Park: This is a small park just north of the town of Alsea that has some nice hiking trails along the North Fork of the Alsea River.

  • Irish Bend Park: This park is on the banks of the Willamette River in Southern Benton County. There are a few hiking trails.

  • Fitton Green Natural Area: This park, on the west side of Corvallis, offers some of the best views, including close-up perspectives on Marys Peak and more distant views of the Cascades on a clear day. Trails include the Allan Throop Loop, the Mulkey Ridge Trail, and a trail that connects with the Cardwell Hill Wagon Road and the trails in the Crestmont Land Trust. Trails are seasonally closed to bicycles from 11/1 to ? (probably 4/15).

  • Fort Hoskins Historical Park: This park in Kings Valley is the former site of a fort from the mid-1800s. It has hiking trails that are bikeable. It also can serve as a starting point for gravel routes in the area.

  • Salmonberry Campground: This campground in Southern Benton County is on the banks of the Alsea River. It is a good place to camp when biking to the Coast on the Southern Tier.

(4) Federal parks and lands

Alsea Falls Recreation Site

Finley National Wildlife Refuge

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

Siuslaw National Forest

(5) Private land trusts and parks

Crestmont Land Trust:

Greenbelt Land Trust

Hubert McBee Memorial Park