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Pre's Trail

Eugene, OR
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Ranked #10 of 36 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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Eugene, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Just finished a jog/walk on Pre's Trail. The trail is in perfect condition. Trees are starting their autumn colors. It rained yesterday. The warm sun today on the damp foliage emitted an earthy and intoxicating odor. The grey squirrels are scurrying throughout the park. Nearby the Autzen Stadium workers are preparing for the game between the undefeated #2 Ducks and... More

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Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Had to run Pre's trail (maybe best distance runner in US history and an inspiration to many for his physical/spiritual 'effort'), since I'm from Fayetteville, Arkansas - the other track capital of America (@38 national titles). Very cool area, around Willamette River. I ran from the Downtown Inn and later from Timber's Motel. Not hard to get there. During our... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Take something to leave. Others do. We left running shoes. Wished I had chalk to write on the rocks behind the memorial.

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Tecumseh
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92 reviews 92 reviews
9 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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