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OSU McDonald-Dunn Research Forest

Corvallis, OR
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Incredible Forestry and Good Recreation

The forest is a working forest that is used to demonstrate research and teaching. It also allows... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lou5881
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Boise, Idaho
OSU MAC/Dunn

OSU MAC/Dunn has transitioned from an active research forest to a park over the last 20 years. This... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
jeffreygB3328BZ
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Corvallis, Oregon
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Corvallis, OR
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The forest is a working forest that is used to demonstrate research and teaching. It also allows the community to recreate within its borders. Beautiful and educational.

Thank Lou5881
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

OSU MAC/Dunn has transitioned from an active research forest to a park over the last 20 years. This is unfortunate because it takes away the opportunity for Corvallis and the surrounding area to see and understand vital research for sustainability and eco-friendly land management. OSU...More

Thank jeffreygB3328BZ
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This recreation area (running, hiking, mountain biking, horses) is a great asset to the area! Accessible from numerous parking lots in different locations in Corvallis and off of Highway 99. You can spend hours here or do a short loop and finish in 30 min....More

Thank Aventura W
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Beautiful groomed trails, for hiking or biking. Feel at one with nature with the beautiful sounds of animals and birds, as well as scenery that is breathtaking

Thank Jabin L
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

This area is a great place to just chill out and go for a walk in the forest. If you want some challenges no problem....start up one of the steeper climbs or just take it slow and do the lightly graded areas. Been on the...More

Thank Alan K
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Looking for a place to take the kids for a little outdoor adventure? Or go mountain biking close to town? This is a pretty little forest with nice trails.

Thank Charles A
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you live in or you are visiting Corvallis or Benton County, Oregon and you love to run, hike or mountain bike, then you are in luck. Oregon State's McDonald-Dunn Research Forest has hundreds of miles of logging roads and groomed trails; towering conifers and...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great place for an afternoon hike with lots of birds, even some wild turkeys! Quiet and peaceful and easy hiking for everyone in the family.

Thank tanndance
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

I've been going to Mac Forest for decades. There are miles of roads and trails, varied scenery and difficulty of terrain, it never feels jammed with people although there are often many cars at the trailhead. You can run/jog/hike all the trails, run your dog...More

Thank tixrus
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We live in this area and the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest has a variety of trails (long and short) through new and old-growth forest areas. Especially nice late spring through fall, although definitely hikeable even in the rain.

Thank pnwmorgan
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