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Willamette River bike trail

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Address: Eugene, OR
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A six-mile bike trail along the Willamette River.

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Excellent trail system

The River Trails are definitely worth a run or bike ride while in Eugene. Great paths all along the river; Eugene as a whole is a very walkable city.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The River Trails are definitely worth a run or bike ride while in Eugene. Great paths all along the river; Eugene as a whole is a very walkable city.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The access to this park is over the river. There are at least 3 bridges for bikes/pedestrians. The path is wide. Most of it is paved, so wheelchair accessible too. Pleasant meandering trail along the river.

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Oregon
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is such a treat to walk along this river trail. It's beautiful and I love hearing the rushing river along the whole way. There is a wonderful playground at one point along the trail.

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Bodega Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Join the trials anywhere along the river and be prepared for a lovely walk or bike ride. There is almost always a wonderful and different view of the river. Ever changing but remaining the same as a natural river it is truly beautiful. We live here and this is one of our go-to places all the time. There are places... More 

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Oregon
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open trails - plenty of room for bikes, walkers, joggers and the occasional homeless person. But I've always felt safe on any part of it, at least during the day. Beautiful bridge across the river with easy access to Valley River Center Mall, downtown, etc.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great, flat and mostly-paved trail winding along both banks of the Willamette River for over 13 miles (a number of cross-over bridges along the length allows easy access to both sides). The trail links a number of city parks and neighborhoods, providing a great place for walking, biking, safe commuting and simply being by the river. It's... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eugene and (to a lesser extent) Springfield maintain distinct infrastructure for bicycles. For the first 6 months I lived here, I couldn't give directions for driving anywhere, because I almost never had to go off the bike path. There's almost always a bike lane in city streets, and most motorists stay out of it. But the Ruth Bascom Bike Path... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a bunch of blackberry bushes along this trail and the black berries are free for the taking. You'll see a lot of hikers and bikers pull over to grab some in buckets or just for a quick snack. Be careful though because along with he blackberries exist and disconcerting amount of spiders. The rest of the trail is... More 

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California Central Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

If you enjoy cycling this is a great ride. The traffic is on the light side, and usually very respectful of cyclists. There are occasional stopping points, photo opportunities, and resting places along the way.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I was born and raised in Eugene, and the thing I miss most is biking the Willamette River bike trail daily, rain or shine, to work. 10+ miles of natural beauty- rose gardens, the smell of wild anise, cedars- beauty in every season. The bike trails are an excellent way to enjoy the natural beauty that Eugene has to offer.

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