New website offers info on Benton County trails

A runner begins the descent on the Upper Mulkey Creek Trail recently. (Andy Cripe | Corvallis Gazette-Times)

A runner begins the descent on the Upper Mulkey Creek Trail recently. (Andy Cripe | Corvallis Gazette-Times)

May 18, 2014 9:30 pm • By JAMES DAY, Corvallis Gazette-Times

A new website seeks to be the comprehensive guide to trails in Benton County.

Therighttrail.org was launched in July 2013. It contains information on more than 300 trails in the county.

“Over three years ago the idea came together,” said Elizabeth Records, curator of the trails website for the Greenbelt Land Trust.

“We were looking for different ways to connect people to nature. Everybody seemed to have their own maps, and it wasn’t all in one place.”

The site is a cooperative effort among the trust, the city of Corvallis, Benton County, the Oregon State University College of Forestry and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

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