Before you head out on this wonderful trail through oak woodland and open meadows make sure you grab the brochure at the trailhead kiosk. This trail has multiple interpretive signs about the birds you may see on the walk, including a lot about, yup, you guessed it, Woodpeckers.
Tip: Before you go, make sure you have really good understanding of what Poison Oak looks like as this trail has a A LOT of it. I've included a photo in this guide of what it looks like on the side of the trail. It is very easy to avoid, so just make sure not to touch it or let your children come into contact with it.
From Corvallis Follow Hwy 99 south for about 8.5 miles from Avery Ave until you see the Refuge Road on the right. Take that road and drive a few miles down the gravel road past the headquarters. You'll drive across open meadows up on a hill. At the bottom of the hill you will see a sign for the trail. I've included a photo of the sign marking the trailhead at POI #1