Calloway Creek Connector 1 Trail
- Trail System: Calloway Creek
- Trailhead(s): 547 Gate (Get Directions), 540 Gate (Get Directions), Intensive Management Trailhead (Get Directions), Intensive Management Toilet (Get Directions), 547 Gate (Get Directions), 540 Gate (Get Directions), Intensive Management Trailhead (Get Directions), Intensive Management Toilet (Get Directions)
- Season: Year-round hikers, open only April 15-October 31 for mountain bikers
- Hours: Daylight
The Calloway Creek Trail Area explores the forested land to the north of the Peavy Arboretum and includes the Intensive Management Trail, Calloway Creek Trail and the 540-547 Connector Trail. These trails provide access between Peavy Arboretum, Cronemiller Lake, and parking areas on the 540 and 547 roads and are very popular routes for trail runners. Because Calloway Creek and Intensive Management Trails are closed seasonally to bicycles and year-round to equestrians, the 540-547 Connector Trail was created to allow horse riders and mountain bikers to bypass these trails to access the rest of the McDonald Forest any time of year.
Located near Peavy Arboretum in McDonald Forest, Calloway Creek Trail can be accessed from the 540 Road access gate, which is located on the west side of HWY 99W across from Adair Village's Vandenberg Avenue. To reach Calloway Creek Trail, follow the 540 Road. The entrance to the trail is located on the north side of the road. Calloway Creek Trail can also be accessed from the 540 Road near Cronemiller Lake, as well as from Intensive Management Trail. Calloway Creek Trail passes through an area of McDonald Forest that is managed for high-quality wood products. This area of the forest demonstrates plantations with moderately long rotations that emphasize growing high-quality Douglas-fir wood. The wood produced in this area is used mainly for exposed beams and other high-quality structural products. Calloway Creek Trail is open to hikers year-round and is open to bikers between April 15th and October 31st. Calloway Creek Trail is not open to equestrians. Calloway Creek Trail is just under two and half miles in length with a 48 foot gain in elevation. This trail is a favorite among runners and mountain bikers because it connects with several other trails and roads. Stop by and enjoy all Calloway Creek Trail has to offer!
Trail description by: Oregon State University College of Forestry