Chip Ross Park & Dimple Hill

Dimple Hill, with view of Marys Peak on horizon

  • Easy (to Ross Park viewpoint)
  • 1.5-mile loop
  • 270 feet elevation gain

  • Difficult (to Dimple Hill)
  • 7.6 miles round trip
  • 1650 feet elevation gain

Practically inside Corvallis, Chip Ross Park has become a favorite spot to jog, walk the dog, or stroll across a meadowed knoll for a view of the Willamette Valley. But a less known, quieter trail extends beyond the park, climbing 3 miles through the McDonald Forest to a viewpoint atop Dimple Hill.

Start by driving north …

If you’d prefer the longer hike to …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.