Visit Your Adventurous Side in Corvallis - The Adventurer

Nestled between the Oregon Coast Range to the west and the Cascade Mountains on the east, the Willamette Valley is an adventure playground. In the heart of the region, Corvallis offers it all, including mountain biking, hiking, birding, fishing, boating and cycling. Choose from these opportunities to get your heart racing while gazing on stunning scenic vistas.

Trek to the top of Marys Peak, the highest point in the Coast Range, for awe-inspiring views that stretch to the Pacific Ocean in the west, the Cascades in the east, and Mt. Hood in the north.

Join one of The Audubon Society of Corvallis’ frequent birding fieldtrips on foot or by bike, or create your own at the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge,Chip Ross Park, Avery Park, Mardi’s Meadow, the Jackson-Frazier Wetland and Beazell Memorial Forest.

Cycle the Kings Valley Loop, which winds through Corvallis and several surrounding communities.

Cruise over to McDonald Forest, north of Corvallis, for some of the region’s best mountain biking.

Walk the 1.5 mile loop trail at Tyee Wine Cellars to see beaver ponds and marshes inhabited by abundant wildlife.

Dine at del Alma on the Corvallis riverfront to cap a perfectly adventurous day.


Every place you go − from north to south and east to west − the Willamette Valley is packed with exhilarating travel opportunities. Check out these additional ideas for rounding out your adventurer vacation experience in cities and towns throughout the region.

Peak Pursuits – Oakridge Area
Bike or hike Willamette Pass via the Oregon Skyway gondola in the summer, and skisome of the best runs in the state via Oregon’s fastest chairlift by winter.

Spin the Wheel – McMinnville and Carlton
After a day cycling Yamhill Valley’s back roads, go wine tasting, enjoy dinner at Bistro Maison and spend the night at Le Puy, a Wine Valley Inn.

Let your appetite guide your bike with a tour of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. Watch to find out about the tasty food and drink experiences you can discover on this Oregon adventure.

Float your Boat – Albany
Spend the day exploring waterways of the Willamette Valley. Canoe or kayak along the Willamette River, or plan a boating or jet skiing trip at Green Peter Reservoir.

Fall for Oregon – Silverton
Stretch your legs past 10 stunning waterfalls along Silver Falls State Park’s nationally recognized trail system, nestled in the lower elevation of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.

Energetic expedition through Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory
Get your blood pumping, feel the rush of the wind and take in some incredible views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Portland and beyond with Skydive Oregon.

Check out more adventure experiences in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory


A first-time jumper says skydiving over the Willamette Valley is like floating on air.
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