4.2 miles, 1-3 hours
Peavy Arboretum is an arboretum operated by Oregon State University and located on Arboretum Road, Corvallis, Oregon.
The arboretum was dedicated by the university in 1926, operated as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp from 1933-1942, and reverted to College of Forestry management in 1964. While the CCC was active, they planted trees, expanded the nursery, constructed Cronemiller Lake, and built roads, trails, and firebreaks.
This hike takes you through the old growth forests, and forestry sections of the Arboretum. Pass by an old dynamite cap house, as well as Crone Miller Lake where the Oregon State logging club holds competitions.
To get here take Hwy 99W 6 miles north of Corvalis and turn left at NW Arboretum Rd.
In .8 miles turn left on NW Peavy Arboretum Rd, then keep left at the next two forks in the road. Park in front of the orange gate.
Watch out for poison oak!