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Pre's Trail

Eugene, OR
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Ranked #13 of 34 attractions in Eugene
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks
Activities: Jogging
Owner description: One of many running paths in Eugene, sometimes called "Tracktown USA," this one is a 3.8-mile riverside loop in Alton Baker Park through a woodsy and... more » Owner description: One of many running paths in Eugene, sometimes called "Tracktown USA," this one is a 3.8-mile riverside loop in Alton Baker Park through a woodsy and scenic area. « less
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Tecumseh
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87 reviews 87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A redwood bark chip trail in Eugene that is easily accessible from anywhere near the University of Oregon. There are 1, 4 and 6 mile loops. Most the trail is shaded so you can run without having the sun beat down on you throughout your run (or walk). If you are a runner, walker, or just wanting to get out... More

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Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed one night in Eugene on our vacation, and my daughter & I were thrilled to find Pre's Trail was within a couple blocks of our hotel (Residence Inn). The trail is very nice -- I'd love to have something similar in our home town. My daughter commented that your shoes would always be dirty -- the red wood... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I are occasional runners and couldn't miss the trail while visiting. Wish the bathroom had been open but enjoyed the whole trail.

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Get your butt out there and run, you're in Eugene dammit. Running in the footsteps of greats. Keep your eyes peeled, you may see Cheserek.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Pre's trail starts near football stadium but can easily be picked up at numerous points including a short distance from campus and Franklin ave. Goes through woods and meadows and along river on a soft wood chip/bark path that was Pre's idea and put in after his death. I did get dive bombed by a blue jay or the like... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I am a fledgling and very slow runner (and often end up walking), so the idea of running in Prefontaine's legendary footsteps was a little daunting, but I knew that I may never be back this way again so I decided to take a chance on this four mile run. It was a great dirt path that wound its way... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The parking lot in Alton Baker park is the starting point of a great running trail that extends almost all the way to Springfield, paralleling the Willamette River. Pre's trail has history (posted at the beginning of the trail specific to Steve Prefontaine and his relationship with Eugene. The trail will take you by Autzen Stadium and the Autzen dog... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Alton Baker Park, which includes Pre's trail is a local treasure. The trail is popular and it's common to see a world class athlete run by you. The path takes you through the forest, through the meadow and also by Autzen Stadium.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Pre's Trail is a chipped bark/mulch trail that winds along near the river and Autzen Stadium. Your legs, shoes and sox will get dirty, but it really is easy on your legs. For runners 50+ who know the story of how Steve Prefonaine wanted something like this built and the city of Eugene built it after he died it is... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

A memorial to running great Steve Prefontaine, this multiple loop wood chip trail emulates the trails Pre had run on and admired in Europe. Run or walk through various scenery, water, field, park. Washrooms on site.

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