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Willamette River bike trail

Eugene, OR
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Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Eugene
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Running
Description: A six-mile bike trail along the Willamette River.
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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was the best thing to do in one day to visit Eugene; we rented bikes and went around the bike trail; we saw the river, the local people, parts of University, of downtown, parks, and we took some streets to visit a bit the town. We did maybe 20 to 25 miles around and enjoyed it really . Eugene... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As trails go this wasn't the best I've seen. The river is pretty and it passes by some very nice parks but there is something... industrial about it. The best trails really make you feel like you are escaping into nature. This feels more like a sidewalk without cars. Nevertheless if you are out for a walk then this is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The sounds of water, the smell of fresh cut grass and the breeze against your face are just 3 reasons why I ride down by the River. It's not perfect: gotta slow for a gaggle of geese every once in a while and occasional people who don't know the 'rules of the road' but much safer that riding on the... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This has always been a nice park system, but I noticed the homeless problem seems to have been dealt with. I met my cousin for lunch at an area I felt comfortable with, but had expected to see more sleepers. It was a nice surprise.

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I was led to believe it would be more of a tour like riding through the wineries of the Napa Valley in California. We traveled much more farmland than grape vines. The road conditions were mostly good and the valley certainly is flat for easy riding.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A very nice view of the river for 6 miles you should not miss for an urban outing. Badly lit at night, so I would stick to daylight (and I am am a guy who can handle downtown NYC). Lots of homeless, and some camp along the river trail, and you may be safer near them instead of the dark... More

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Skaneateles, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You will love it whether you are biking or hiking. Each piece of your journey will be amazing. Do you love blue herons and cormorants? Find them aplenty.

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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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