Whether you're interested in moving to Corvallis or Albany, any cyclist is sure to find plenty of options to choose from here in the Willamette Valley. Cycling is one of the most popular ways to stay fit and enjoy the outdoors. Our real estate agents know within Corvallis, cyclists can discover nearly 20 miles of paved multi-use trails. You can also enjoy cycling throughout much of the community. Many roads have wide shoulders for cycling and see light traffic.
But sometimes, you want to hit the trail – the bike trail, that is. The Willamette Valley will not disappoint. Not only are the trails carefully kept and in great condition, but many of them have also even been expanded in recent years.
Let's take a look at some of your options:
- Bald Hill Natural Area – See Website for Location Details
Bald Hill Natural Area is known for the Bald Hill Barn, an event venue in a picturesque, rural setting. The Barn is original to the site and has a capacity of 120 guests. Around the surroundings, you'll find paved, dirt, and gravel paths suitable for cycling.
- Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway – See Website for Location Details
Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway follows a trail of more than 130 miles from Salem to a point just north of Eugene, largely along the beautiful Willamette River. The ride brings you through an eclectic assortment of small towns and historic communities.
- Decker Ridge and Benton County Backways Ride – See Website for Location Details
Decker Ridge and Benton County Backways Ride is an ideal selection if you want a ride that both starts and ends right in Corvallis. At 29 miles in total, much of this quiet and serene route brings you through iconic Willamette Valley farmland.
- Buena Vista Ferry Loop – See Website for Location Details
Buena Vista Ferry Loop tops out at 25.4 miles and will give you a new appreciation of rural life across the span of Polk and Marion counties. It curves into the Willamette River Basin and requires a quick trip on the historic Buena Vista Ferry to complete. Consider refreshments at the small town of Independence.
- Albany Lewisberg Loop – See Website for Location Details
When it's time for a challenge, the 40 miles of the Albany Lewisberg Loop beckon. This loop is largely backroads and can be tiring for newcomers, but it is very worthwhile. You'll see local wineries and ponds up close and may even have the chance to spot one of the Valley's beloved pond turtles.
- McDonald-Dunn Forest – See Website for Location Details
Just 15 minutes north of the Oregon State University Campus, the McDonald-Dunn Forest is used for a variety of ecological research tasks. It also has several trails that will take you through the rich forested areas – truly unparalleled when you want to witness wildlife up close.
- Alsea Falls Recreation Site – See Website for Location Details
Alsea Falls Recreation Site is beloved by families for the opportunities it provides to camp with a big group. It is also the centerpiece of the region's mountain biking scene, with a rigorous loop that rises to more than 1,500 feet in elevation during its nine-mile run.
Outdoor adventures are one of the many benefits of calling this area home! Contact us today to find out more about the Willamette Valley.