(Northern Tier - Upper Marys River Area)
Summit is a small unincorporated community northwest of Blodgett on Hwy 180. The 21 mile from downtown Corvallis takes about 30 minutes (see route).
The name of the town likely refers to its being the high point on the Portland and Western Railroad that goes between Albany and Toledo. The community has a Grange Hall and a Community Center. There are no commercial businesses. Since the late 1970s, the community has held a Summit Summer Festival (in recent years, on the third Saturday in August).
Parking may be available in front of the Summit Grange (see location) and also may be available at the large gravel parking area across the road from the Grange that is owned by the Oregon Department of Transportation. There are no signs prohibiting public parking. No guarantees are provided regarding the legality and safety of these parking locations.