Mary's Peak Summit Loop Hike
Length: 1.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Begin at the parking lot and head up the gravel road to the summit of Mary's Peak. To return go back the way you came or for a faster steeper descent follow the trail to the left of the picnic table. You will enter the woods and take a right at the fork. Once at the bottom of the hill you will turn left onto the gravel road back to the parking lot.
Mary's Peak is the highest point in the Coast Range, which makes for a spectacular view of the Willamette Valley, the Cascade Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. The meadows on the way to Mary's Peak are covered with spring flowers and fluttering with butterflies. The kids bounced from place to place in hopes of catching a butterfly. As you approach the summit there is a garden of rocks that are covered in wildflowers late spring. The wildflowers and butterflies are at their peak late June to early July.
Day Use Parking: $5 per vehicle or NW Forest Pass.
Day Use: April-October.
Directions: 1 hour and 20 minute drive from Salem.
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