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Willamette River bike trail

Eugene, OR
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Ranked #1 of 34 attractions in Eugene
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Running
Description: A six-mile bike trail along the Willamette River.
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Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We're from Seattle, and we were amazed by how well Eugene accommodates nonmotorized traffic. This bike trail has frequent bridges across the river that are just for bikes and pedestrians. If you really want to cross with the cars, there are good sidewalks to allow you to do that too. The trail is well paved, has great signage for directions... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is actually an interconnected set of named trails along the Wilamette River in Eugene with many, many access points. Check out the map: https://www.ltd.org/pdf/RiverbankTrail.pdf I love this trail. It's about 12 miles of primarily flat, easy paved bike/walkway mostly along the river (you have a bit of street riding), with mostly pretty views the entire way. You can ride... More

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Colorado Spring
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160 reviews 160 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is hands down my favorite thing to do in Eugene. I just got off the trail for a run for the 2nd day in a row. Always look forward to running on this path. The river is always running parallel to it. Do not miss. Very safe.

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seattle
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Riding in the park should be considered a social ride. It's flat & slow. I continued on from the north end of the park on the Beltline trail then on the road along the Mckenzie River. It's a good ride with some rolling hills so you get a little workout. The shoulders are kind of narrow but the traffic is... More

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Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

And the Willamette River Trail is just one of a series of great cycling trails that can pretty much take you anywhere in Eugene. Best time to ride is during the week when the trail is occupied by more conscientious riders vs little kids on training wheels (that may sound mean, but it's not very relaxing to ride and continually... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Willamette River is the soul of Eugene/Springfield. The trail is peaceful and beautiful. I recommend you rent a bike at your hotel or rent one at Paul's Bicycle Way of Life. Spend a morning or afternoon riding the whole route on both the north and south banks. The experience will be what you remember about our piece if the... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very walkable and enjoyable. Families were everywhere. The trail goes by Valley River Mall and the UofO. It seemed endless!

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seattle, washington
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137 reviews 137 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

we marched between bridges, far apart, and loved everything about it. Just enough birds, few people, fewer bicycles, lots of spots to stop and stare at the water --- my kind of "attraction". A wonderful respite.

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San Bernardino
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We rented bikes and rode along the river to Sellwood. The portion along the river is very pretty and popular with runners and bikers on a weekend. It got pretty crowded and some of the bikers were in a big hurry, so watch out!

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Eugene, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Looking for a nice, easy bike ride? Take this trail. Take a 2, 5, 10 or 20 mile ride along the River. Leave the oath at many points for dining or routes to other parts of the city. Lots if resting opportunities with benches asking the way.

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