McDowell Creek Hike – October 10, 2015

Are you ready for a great hike coming up?
Saturday, October 10th is the McDowell Creek Hike at 10am.

Visitors to the crystal clear water of McDowell Creek will be rewarded with the beautiful vistas of Royal Terrace and Majestic Falls from the bridges and viewing decks. There are 3 miles of hiking trails in this lush green park. The trails offer exceptional scenery for your hiking, nature study, and picnicking pleasure. Some fishing and wading is also available in the pools below the falls. Also, well socialized leashed dogs welcome on this hike.

To reach McDowell Creek Falls County Park from Lebanon: travel southeast on Highway 20. After approximately 4 miles, turn left onto Fairview Rd. Travel 1 mile on Fairview. Then turn left onto McDowell Creek Dr. Follow McDowell Creek Dr. for 7 miles. Park entrance and parking area are on the right hand side near the trail head. Restroom and picnic tables available.

Look for BLT signs along the way!



September Walk

Let’s get active, explore and learn how Build Lebanon Trails is “Connecting our Community” through the construction of multipurpose trails in Lebanon. There are currently over 14 miles of trails to explore. This month’s hike will visit the paved trail and pedestrian bridge along the Burkhart Creek trail and tour sites where the trail will be extended in the near future.

Join us at 10 am on Saturday, September 12th behind the Lebanon Fire Department at 12th and Oak streets for the 2 hour walk.

For details on our next walk or how you can get involved visit BLT on Facebook or at

August 2015 Gardens Walk

Come join Build Lebanon Trails on Saturday, August 8th, to tour the world class, critically acclaimed Japanese-style garden recently completed on the Samaritan Health Sciences Campus. We will walk through the lobby of the beautiful new Boulder Falls Hotel and then walk along the route of the proposed canal trail. During the walk we will receive an update on when we expect to have the project completed. Ultimately the trail will provide a 10 foot wide paved surface between the medical school campus and the South Santiam River. We hope to see you there!


*No Dogs Allowed on this tour.



Meet at the new Samaritan Conference Center at 605 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, Oregon.

Across from the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.


Look for the BLT Event signs!!


Need more information?

Phone: 541-409-1302


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Volunteer Request – Star Spangled Celebration

Are you interested in volunteering for the Star Spangled Celebration and then sitting in the VIP tent with other volunteers to watch the fireworks? Well, Build Lebanon Trails is asking volunteer to support the Lebanon Community Foundation at the Lebanon Star Spangled Celebration. They have many volunteer opportunities between now and July 4th. For more information contact Ron Passmore at


June 6th – BLT at Strawberry Parade

Come walk and support Build Lebanon Trails

Build Lebanon Trails invites the community to join in the 106th Annual Strawberry Festival Grand Parade on Saturday, June 6th! This year’s theme is “Strawberry All Stars”.

Join us at the staging area at the Wal-Mart parking lot around 10:30am the day of the event. The Parade begins at 11:00am. We ask that you wear your BLT gear to help show support (Sweatshirts, caps, t-shirts from events, etc) but not required.

The walk will be about a 3 mile round trip (on pavement). Bring good walking shoes.

*Well mannered, leashed dogs are welcome. (Please make sure to pick up after your animal(s).

*Parking and driving through town may be limited. Be prepared for detours.

Look for the BLT Event signs!!

Peterson Butte Hike

It is time for the annual Peterson Butte Hike! Join us on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00am for the most popular Build Lebanon Trails Hike. Meet on the north side of the butte. The top of the butte provides some of the best views around the Valley.
Don’t forget your camera and binoculars!!!
Kids can hike, too!

581260_4201131230951_953273604_nThe hike will take around 2 hours and cover a distance of 2.5 miles with an elevation change of around 1,000 feet. This is a more challenging hike that involves rocky surfaces and uneven footing. Be sure to wear footwear and clothing appropriate for the conditions. Poison oak is known to be along the route, so keep an eye out.
By request of the land-owners, please no dogs on this hike.

Petersons Butte WDirections: Meet on the north side of the butte; just about a mile west of the Lebanon Airport. At the bend on Airport Road and Denny School Road, veer onto Denny School Road towards the butte. Parking is limited; please carpool if possible!

Look for the BLT Event signs!!

March 2015 Hike with Sweet Home Trails

Western States Hike with Sweet Home Trails

Come join Build Lebanon Trails and the Sweet Home Trails group on Saturday, March 14th at 10:00am. This site is called by its old name of the Western States Land Reliance Trust property.

Message from Jon of the Sweet Home Trails group: “Our annual hike with Build Lebanon Trails is Saturday March 14th at 1000am and is always a great event. This will be a great chance to meet some new folks and walk the Western States Property. As always we will have some coffee and snacks. Come enjoy this great hike, we look forward to seeing you.
When: Saturday March 14, 1000am
Where: Meet at the end of 24th street in Sweet Home, just past the city maintenance shop.
Bring: Dress for the weather and waterproof boots are a good idea. There is one area where we have to walk on logs in water.
Why: To meet others in your community, learn about the property and get outside.
Kids and well mannered dogs and are always welcome.
Please let me know if you have any questions, thanks, Jon”

From I5 (North or South) take exit #228 for Corvallis-Lebanon/OR-34; head East on OR-34 towards Lebanon. Follow OR-34 into town; take a right onto South Main Street/US-20 E. Continue East on US-20 for approximately  15 miles. Turn left onto 24th Ave (across from the Circle K on Hwy 20 east of downtown Sweet Home. We will meet at the end of 24th Ave. (Address: 2405 24th Ave. Sweet Home, OR 97386)