Easy (to Ross Park viewpoint)
270 feet elevation gain
Difficult (to Dimple Hill)
7.6 miles round trip
1650 feet elevation gain
Left: Dimple Hill, with view of Marys Peak on horizon.
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.
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This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.