Corvallis is one of those smaller western cities that has gained a reputation as a center for athletics and recreation. Located in western Oregon at the juncture of the Willamette and Marys Rivers about 80 miles south of Portland, Corvallis is best known as the home to Oregon State University and the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. With its riverside location, numerous parks and green spaces, and surrounding forests and mountains, there’s are terrific opportunities for running in Corvallis.
The best places to run in Corvallis are the signature Willamette River Path through Riverfront Commemorative Park, more riverfront paths through Willamette Park and Natural Area. Also close to town, enjoy Pioneer Park, Avery Park, and the historic Oregon State University campus. There are plentiful nearby trail running options in Chip Ross Park, Bald Hill Natural Area, and the Peavy Arboretum.
Getting around Corvallis is easy and affordable thanks to a fareless public transit system which provides service nearby most of our routes. However, thanks to the compact nature of the city and a bike and pedestrian friendly layout, runners should have no problem getting around on their own two feet! Note that winters in Corvallis can be overcast and rainy, but summers are dry, warm, and delighful!