On the far west side of town. The multi-modal path leading into the natural area may be accessed from 3 locations: a path next to the Benton County Fairgrounds, behind the gate off of Oak Creek Rd, and at an entrance off of Reservoir Rd.
Bald Hill Natural Area is a favorite of Corvallis residents. This park offers both a moderately level, 1.5 mile multi-modal path along the base of the hill and several miles of dirt and gravel foot trails that circle and climb to the summit of the hill, as well as connect to the Mulkey Creek trail and Fitton Green Natural Area. The trails pass through varied habitats of upland prairie, oak savanah, oak woodlands, riparian areas and wetlands. Wildflowers are plentiful in the spring.
A restored barn offers guests shade and shelter at the base of the hill. Bald Hill Barn is a nice shaded spot for park users. This barn may be reserved for parties and events by completing a Special Use Permit form. Please visit the Parks & Recreation office at 1310 SW Avery Park Drive or call us at 541-766-6918.
Horseback riding and bicycling are permitted seasonally on designated trails. Several memorial benches allow guests the opportunity to rest and enjoy the beautiful vistas of nearby farms and the hills beyond. An area near the barn is designated as an off-leash dog area.