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Address: Eugene, OR
Activities: Jogging
Description: One of many running paths in Eugene, sometimes called "Tracktown USA...
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.
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Pre's trail

We were excited to walk and run on this trail. It is scenic and the wood chips are great on your joints. Loved to be able to run/walk on this historic trail honoring Steve... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Nancy R
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Ankeny, Iowa
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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were excited to walk and run on this trail. It is scenic and the wood chips are great on your joints. Loved to be able to run/walk on this historic trail honoring Steve Prefontaine.

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Eugene, Oregon
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160 reviews 160 reviews
65 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I walk this trail almost every day, it never gets old. Walking along the canal last night just at sunset we were serenaded by red wing black birds as they sang back and forth to each other. Ducks from the canal walk up into the Chevy Chase area in the spring and make nests. So much to see. Now if... More 

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Portland, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This path is closed to bikes, it is quiet and flat. It is such a nice surface to run on...amazing. Soft on the knees, but firm enough to not be spongy.

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've been running Pre's since 1982 and have never grown tired of all the trail options, the knee-friendly bark surface, being in the shadow of Autzen Stadium, the steam rising off the river on cold mornings, ducks and geese (and Ducks), and all the other runners out on any given day at any given time. I've passed Alberto Salazar, Mary... More 

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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We walk Pre's trail EVERY DAY along the Willamette river. Every day it is different , but you always see wonderful birds and if you are luck the family of fox's

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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you are a runner or into Track and Field, this is a must do! Completed the long loop and enjoyed every step. I had the opportunity to run with my young nephew who kept the pace fast and provided a great narrative about all of the sites and facilities we passed, from the Willamette river to the U of... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
10 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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