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Nice place to run

Pre's trail is flat and mostly dirt/wood chip trails along the river. It is a pleasant and easy... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Portland, Oregon
itoo bad Pre is not there with us except in spirit

We hardly miss a day, at any time of the year, making sure to take a walk on Pre's trail. The... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Capitola, California
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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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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Pre's trail is flat and mostly dirt/wood chip trails along the river. It is a pleasant and easy run. Even early in the morning or towards sunset, there seemed to be others on the trail (safety in numbers). Also, I noted several light poles so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

We hardly miss a day, at any time of the year, making sure to take a walk on Pre's trail. The runners don't mind us, and the geese have learned to move aside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank botavak
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Loved running this trail. It’s so soft (made of bark) and feels nostalgic running in the footsteps of greatness.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a well maintained beautiful trail. Walk or run on soft bark or choose the parallel paved biking trail. Lots of water views along the Willamette river. Lots of trail options and well worth taking a walk here.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DeanneHA
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

On a short trip to Eugene I wanted to run where the “real runners” run. This was a great place! I ran from my hotel along the river a couple miles to Pre’s Trail. The surface is a cushy (but not too soft) mulch. It’s...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Everyone should experience this well know trail honoring Steve Prefontain and his legacy at the U of O.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed February 3, 2018

Very popular running trail and convenient access from the new EVEN hotel by IHG. I enjoyed taking in a run along this trail and there is plenty to see and explore. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jonathan N
Reviewed January 13, 2018

Pre's Trail is named after the famed runner, Steve Prefontaine. It is such a great running trail which meanders through lush trees and it relatively flat. The wood chip trail is great on the knees and hips. Perfectly located between the University and Autzen Stadium...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jdwhitemaui
Reviewed October 3, 2017

For those of us who are looking to be outside but not on the street, this is a great option. I haven't run in the rain yet but I think it should be fine. Mostly wood chips and there have always been other runners on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AdventureHS
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Hanging in my classroom (I am an Elementary School Technology Teacher) is the quote "To Give Anything Less Than Your Best Is To Sacrifice The Gift." We arrived in Portland last Friday at 10:00 am and drove to Eugene just so I could run Pre's...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Natalie J
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