Top Adventures in Monroe

  • Explore the Finley Wildlife Refuge

    Starting at the visitor center, the trail begins west heading into the forest where you’ll only gain around a couple hundred feet of elevation. While you are hiking on this trail you are surrounded by conifer trees, little open areas of sitting wa...

  • Hike to Alsea and Green Peak Falls

    This is a great and easy day hike that features two waterfalls - Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls - amid beautiful Oregon Coast Range scenery. This hike is perfect for a family trip as the trail is dog-friendly, the Alsea River serves as a swimmin...

    4.2 miles 230 ft gain

  • Ride to the Top of Mary's Peak

    This ride takes you from the banks of the Willamette River at the Corvallis waterfront to the top of Mary's Peak, 26 miles and 4,000 vertical feet away. While it starts out with a warm-up through the flats of the Willamette Valley, it quickly sta...

    52 miles 4020 ft gain

  • Hike Bald Hill

    This is a short hike on the outskirts of Corvallis.  It's a popular hiking/trail running destination. There are several vantage points that overlook the city of Corvallis and Willamette Valley.  It's a great place to visit if you want to do a shor...

    2.7 miles 452 ft gain

  • Explore the Triangle Lake Rock Slides and Lake Creek Falls

    Triangle Lake Rock Slide/Lake Creek Falls can be found off Highway 36, about a mile west of the small town of Triangle Lake, or approximately 26 miles east of the junction of Highways 126 and 36 in Mapleton. The sign for the parking area is upstre...

  • Hike Spencer Butte

    Getting ThereSearching Spencer Butte Trailhead Parking Lot on Google Maps will direct you to exactly where you need to go. From downtown Eugene/ UO you'll drive south on Willamette St. until you see an official park sign for Spencer Butte Park. Ta...

    1.8 miles 700 ft gain

  • Hike McDowell Creek County Park

    GPS coordinates Lat: 44.46389 Long: -122.68278Exit off I-5 in Albany onto Highway 20 and proceed for approximately 20 miles to McDowell Creek Road and turn left, follow McDowell Creek Road - watching for signs for the park - for about 6 ½ miles, t...

  • Bouldering on the Siren

    This boulder is to the right of Garden Variety...if you know then you know.An excellent problem with a lot of movement. Works up the stand alone prow near Garden Variety. Start low and heal out right on a good ledge. From there work up to the inve...

  • Ride Black Rock Mountain Bike Trails

    Black Rock Mountain Bike area is the perfect place to hone your MTB skills and take your riding to the next level. Black Rock offers clearly marked single track trails riddled with wooden ramps, berms and dirt features. There are trails ranging fr...

    10 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike to Soda Creek Falls

    Soda Creek Falls flows 150 feet down a curvy basalt rock groove at Cascadia State Park. The trail follows Soda Creek through a lush Oregon rain forest. The site was a former hotel and health spa with the mineral water from the creek as the main at...

    1.5 miles 370 ft gain

  • Hike the Cooks Ridge Trail at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

    If you've set up camp at Perpetua Campground, head out toward the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center, head east along the Cooks Ridge Trail. After 3.75 miles and 1500ft elevation gain, head south and then west along the Cummins Creek Trail, eventually ...

    6.5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Photograph Neptune State Park Scenic Viewpoint

    This state park, just off the 101 near Florence, Oregon, is a cool spot to turn out and check out! Great place to just stop and watch the waves crashing into the rocks as well as all the different wildlife in the area.  If you walk further south, ...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Monroe, Oregon

      Alsea Falls Recreation Site

      Overview Alsea Falls Recreation Site is located along a Bureau of Land Management National Back Country Byway, located in the Oregon Coast Range, 13 miles west of Monroe, Oregon, in Benton County. ...

    • Albany, Oregon

      Albany / Corvallis KOA

    • Eugene, Oregon

      Graham Corral Horse Campground

      Overview Located six miles northwest of Sisters, Oregon, off Highway 20, Graham Corral Horse Camp provides early season access to trails and is perfect for horse lovers who are visiting nearby frie...

    • Eugene, Oregon

      Whispering Pines Horse Camp

      Overview Located eleven miles west of Sisters, Oregon, off Highway 242, Whispering Pine Horse Camp provides early season access to trails and is perfect for horse lovers who are visiting nearby fri...

    • Alsea, Oregon

      River Edge

      Overview River Edge is a group campground nestled on the banks of the Alsea River, surrounded by large Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, alder trees and blackberries. Groups of families and friends enjoy ...

    • Marcola, Oregon

      Shotgun Creek Recreation Site

      Overview The refreshing location with its lush, forest setting, coupled with comforts normally associated with an urban park, blend seamlessly at this popular day-use site. Here, one can immerse i...

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