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Willamette River bike trail

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Address: Eugene, OR

A six-mile bike trail along the Willamette River.

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Great place to walk, run and Ride Bikes... Plus Playgrounds...

I highly recommend the bike trail on the Willamette. You can walk any distance you want with bridge crossings so you won't get bored. It is just beautiful along the river, with a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Caroline B
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This bike trail is one of the best maintained trails I have ever seen. It runs the whole river all through town. You can literally get anywhere in Eugene from this trail. Only down side is it is not the safest bike path. There are a lot of spots that can't be seen from any roads or houses. Many homeless... More 

Thank Sarah F
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I highly recommend the bike trail on the Willamette. You can walk any distance you want with bridge crossings so you won't get bored. It is just beautiful along the river, with a few playgrounds scattered and if you need a bite to eat there are a few Restaurants along the way... Lots of parking and usually there are activities... More 

Thank Caroline B
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tons of great parks, benches, and grassy spots to stop along the way. Perfect in a lot of different weather. One of our favorite things to do on a nice day is bike to McMenamins for a drink and a snack by the river. Usually with a playground stop thrown in too.

Thank Liz L
Springfield, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really just cannot express how absolutely aggravating it is to try and ride a bike towing a trailer with 2 kids and having to stop every 10 feet because people are walking in a row across path blocking the bicyclists!!!! We need the momentum of down hill to gain speed to make it up the next hill. When we... More 

Thank Kristin97477
Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you visit Eugene without walking or biking or otherwise spending time on the river bike path you will miss out on one of Eugene's most beautiful features.. the Waillamette River. There are only a few restaurants or other places in town with unobstructed views of the river, but the bike trail follows both sides of the river for miles... More 

Thank mwood103
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just moved to Eugene and this bike path is wonderful. Well-paved, great terrain, and the natural scenery along the Willamette is gorgeous. Stopping for a beer at Planktown is also a must!

Thank Chelsea J
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy the connected bike path along the Willamette. When all is said and done, you can enjoy more than 20 miles of pathway up and down the river and around Alton Baker Park.

Thank dpmason
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bike trail in Eugene is a gem; one can make about a 12 mile loop just staying along the river. There are connecting roads which also lead to the west Eugene path. There are places to stop on bridges or boardwalks and see mostly ducks. On weekends, there are usually lots of families walking the paths - pl be... More 

Thank matkat7
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Willamette River bike trail offers the bicyclist a pleasant ride on well appointed trails, meandering on the river's edge, through forested areas, over bridges and into public parks. Eugene's summers are usually mild and sunny and the sight of the scintillating water of the Willamette, the blue skies above and nature's beauty surrounding the trails is hard to beat.... More 

Thank travelbuff373
Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

My wife and I brought our bikes to Eugene in hopes that between meetings we could take some bike rides. We were not dissappointed. The River Trail System is great. There are multiple bike friendly river crossings, with multiple parks on each side of the river. If you want to pack a lunch, there are numerous places to picnic. We... More 

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