Peavy Arboretum – 500 Road Hike
Join the 60+ Activity Center on June 8th for a moderate 3.7 mile hike in nature’s splendor! The Peavy Arboretum 500 Road hike in the Willamette Valley offers the chance to see wildlife while hiking, trail running or birding. The trail is accessible year-round and is open to dogs and horses.
The arboretum was dedicated by Oregon State University in 1926, operated as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp from 1933-1942, and reverted to College of Forestry management in 1964. While the CCC was active, they planted trees, expanded the nursery, constructed Cronemiller Lake, and built roads, trails, and firebreaks.
This hike takes you through the old growth forests, and forestry sections of the Arboretum to the top of the 500 road with a gain of 845 feet. At the parking lot in Peavy Arboretum you will start your up hill climb on the gravel road. At the lake, stay left (look for sign posts that say 500). This road winds through old and new growth forest on a steady climb. Near the top, stay left and take the 530 road to the top (only a short distance). Look for deer, rabbits and other birds and animals along the way. Steep walk up, easy walk down.
Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, pack energy bars, plenty of water and a sack lunch.
The cost for this hike is $10.00. We will depart from the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 9:00 a.m. and will return around 2:00 p.m. For more info, or to reserve your spot, come by our office located at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR, or call 541-265-9617.
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