The Row River Trail is a completely paved rails to trails project which begins in downtown Cottage Grove, OR and ends about 17 miles later. It's an easy hike, jog or bike ride through some absolutely gorgeous scenery. The trail crosses or parallels the Row River at several points and skirts along one side of Dorena Lake. There is lush greenery and farmland along nearly the entire route and as an additional bonus, there are several old covered bridges. The grades on the trail are very gentle which makes it an especially good ride for a family or a novice rider. A picnic lunch eaten by the lake makes the trip even more of a treat. If there is any distraction at all it's that the trail dead ends and at that point there are no facilities or attractions save for an outhouse and a sign that reads "End of Trail". It's a rather anticlimactic finish to an otherwise wonderful ride but it takes nothing from all the wonderful sights that preceded that point. All the more to look forward to as you make the return journey.
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