Current Trail Status


      TOP 10 THINGS TO KNOW (DEC. 2016)

1. The eastern 30 miles of the projected Corvallis-to-the-Sea (C2C) Trail will finally be open in early 2017.

2. Signs are being put in place starting in the middle and working outward toward Corvallis at the east end and Big Elk Campground at the west end. Maps are also being developed.

3. Most of the eastern half is on existing bike paths, roads of various types, and about 3 miles of trail.

4. A permit from Starker Forests in Corvallis is required to access a gated portion of Old Peak Road between Philomath and Marys Peak.

5. Where the route passes over Siuslaw National Forest lands it does so under a 5-year special-use permit the Forest issued to the Corvallis-to-the-Sea (C2C) Partnership in 2015.

6. Although laid out in totality all the way to the coast, and with landowner agreements signed, the complete 60-mile route is not yet open to the public.

7. We anticipate that the western half of the trail will initially consist of a rugged “class 2” Forest Service hiking trail and an existing-roads bicycle route.

8. Actual approval to build the second half of the trail requires a new Forest Service special-use permit from the Siuslaw National Forest and that application process will begin in 2017.

9. The major step in that approval is the environmental assessment of the impact of the project.

10. The western portion of the proposed trail can be experienced by participating in the annual series of "Show-and-Tell" day-hikes conducted by the Partnership each spring.


Completing the trail depends upon interested trail users participating in outings to maintain the route and help build trail. This is a public route, but the public needs to support our small non-profit organization that is responsible for the continuing effort to bring it to completion and keep it viable. To volunteer, e-mail the Partnership at info@c2ctrail.org. Money always helps, but a day of volunteering is almost priceless. If you are low on spare time but still want to help, please click the “Donate” link on the left and support the trail financially.

Volunteering provides fresh air, hiking, exercise, scenery, experience and knowledge about trails, the opportunity to meet great people, and a sense of pride in contributing to a grand project. We hope to see you on the trail!