Over Marys Shoulder

About Over Marys Shoulder

This route begins in Corvallis and climbs the north shoulder of Marys Peak. It features the Cardwell Hill Wagon Road, Harris Road, Tum Tum Road, and Old Peak Road. The route is 39 miles, with 3400' of climbing, and is 64% unpaved.

Essential information

Starting location: Benton County Fairgrounds (see location). Public parking is available in the south parking lot near the Midge Cramer Multi-use Path (see location). 

Distance & drive time (from downtown Corvallis): 4 miles; 8 minutes

RWGPS route map: 39 miles; +3400'; 64% unpaved

Permit needed: Starker Forests recreation permit (for the Ridge Route Tree Farm) (free)

Places on the route

Benton County Fairgrounds

Cardwell Hill Wagon Road

Feurstein's Castle

Harris Covered Bridge

Starker Forests Ridge Route Tree Farm


Woods Creek Trailhead


Ride with GPS route map