The Philomath Boulevard Multi-use Path provides an important link between the towns of Corvallis and Philomath, connecting neighborhoods, schools and several parks along the way. The scenic trail begins on the banks of the Willamette River near downtown Corvallis and follows the Newport-Corvallis Highway (US 20/OR 34) in a southwesterly direction for most of its journey.
You'll start off at B Avenue and head under the highway, soon following Mary's River through Pioneer Park. The trail then skirts the northern edge of Avery Park, one of the city's most popular recreational attractions, which features a rose garden, athletic fields, playgrounds and picnic shelters.
Shortly after passing Western View Junior High School and crossing 35th Street, the trail dives south past Ashbrook Independent School. Soon after, you'll reach two adjacent parks: Bruce Starker Arts Park and Sunset Park. The former features a community vegetable garden, pond, picnic tables and an amphitheater for special events. Across the street, Dunawi Creek and the surrounding wetland habitat are the highlights of Sunset Park.
The trail follows Country Club Drive through a residential area until it meets up again with the Newport-Corvallis Highway and heads southwest. This leg of the trail offers views of rural landscapes before reaching Philomath.
Parking and Trail Access
A public parking lot is available at the intersection of B Avenue and 2nd Street in Corvallis. Parking lots can also be found in Avery Park (SW Avery Park Drive) and Bruce Starker Arts Park (SW Country Club Drive & SW 45th Street).