Meadow Edge

Length: 1.61 miles  |  Elevation Gain: 471.8 feet  |  

At an elevation of 4,097 feet, Marys Peak is an iconic landmark for Willamette Valley residents, and is the highest point in the Coast Range. In recognition of its unique scenic, botanical and recreational values, Marys Peak is designated as a Scenic Botanical Area. A network of five interconnecting trails, managed by the Siuslaw National Forest, invite hikers to explore old-growth Douglas-fir and high-elevation noble fir forests, panoramic views from meadows extending to volcanic Cascade peaks and the Oregon Coast, and unique wildflower-carpeted rock gardens.

From easier loop hikes to cardio uphill climbs, there's something for every level of fitness and interest at Marys Peak. Marys Peak Road, (FS Road 30) is not maintained for winter travel. When snow conditions are right, visitors to Marys Peak can strap on backcountry skis or snowshoes to explore a winter wonderland.

Parking areas are not plowed and parked vehicles must not obstruct the roadway. Restrooms and picnic tables can be found at Conner's Camp trailhead access (Milepost. 5.5), Marys Peak Campground (Milepost. 8.8), and at the Observation Point parking area located at the end of the road (Milepost 9.3). A Recreation Pass is required.

The Meadowedge Trail is an easy 1.8 mile loop, which starts at the Marys Peak Campground, located a short distance below the parking area at the Observation Point. A self-guided interpretive brochure can be picked up at a kiosk just a few feet down the trail. The trail links alpine meadows, a forest of high elevation noble fir, and the Parker Creek riparian area. In the spring, the forest floor comes alive with woodland plants and flowers. Hikers can step off the trail into meadow openings for views of the Coast Range. This trail also offers an easy access to the summit of Marys Peak.

Trail description by: Siuslaw National Forest

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