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Address: , Eugene, OR
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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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Great trail for great man.

It was a block behind our Best Western hotel and was wonderful to run on the trail and substrate he preferred. The kids got a kick running where Pre had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Santee, CA
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Santee, CA
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It was a block behind our Best Western hotel and was wonderful to run on the trail and substrate he preferred. The kids got a kick running where Pre had.

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Philadelphia, PA
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

So fun to trace Steve Prefontaine's footsteps in his University of Oregon days. The trail was wood chips in some places and paved in others. Beautiful scenery along the route. I kept making wrong moves to hit the inner and outer loops correctly but I did the best I could!! Crosses a river at one point. Tons to see while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great trail that is clearly marked out and runs you through a lovely park along the river also. Got a good 6 miles in on the wood chip path that is compacted to make it easier to run on. It was a treat to run there in memory of Pre.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 reviews
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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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231 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 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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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Eugene, Oregon
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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9 attraction reviews
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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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