Finley National Wildlife Refuge

The Finley National Wildlife Refuge is a large preserve about 13 miles south of Corvallis. It features a variety of rare and historic Valley habitat types: Oak savanna, wetland prairie, mixed forest, riparian, upland prairie and both permanent and seasonal wetlands. Animals that can be seen here include a wide variety of birds, including geese, swans, ducks, hawks, and eagles, as well as elk and elusive bobcats. There are 12 miles of trails, most of which are seasonally open between 4/1 and 10/31, and all of which are closed to bicycles (see trail map). The Woodpecker Trail is open year-round. Spectacular views of the valley and Cascade range are possible from several locations within and near the refuge. Two roads go through the refuge: Finley Refuge Road (on the north side) and Bruce Road (on the south side). Bicycles are permitted year-round on both roads. Prior to about 2017, bicycles were prohibited on Finley Refuge Road from 11/1 to 3/31. See interactive map of Finley NWR.

Bruce Road overlook

This is the recommended starting location for routes. See location map.


Bruce Road to Irish Bend [21 miles; +470; 55% unpaved]

Finley National Wildlife Refuge [15 miles; +765; 62% unpaved]

Hells Beaver [30 miles; +1360; 61% unpaved]