Row River Trail

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The Row River Trail is a 15.6-mile rail-trail that follows the route of the now abandoned Oregon Pacific & Eastern Railroad line. The trail runs along the scenic shore of the Row River and Dorena Reservoir. Several quaint, covered bridges are located nearby, as is the historic Bohemia Mining area. The 3-mile section of the trail from Cottage Grove to the Mosby Trailhead is managed by the City of Cottage Grove, while the remainder of the trail is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Parking and Trail Access

From I-5 in Cottage Grove take Exit 174 toward Dorena Lake. At the end of the offramp, turn east on Row River Road. Drive one mile east on Row River Road and then turn right on Currin Conn Road. Immediately after this turn take a quick left on Mosby Creek Road. Go two miles southeast on Mosby Creek Road and then turn left on Layng Road. Just after this turn take a quick left into the Mosby Creek Trailhead parking lot.

Parking is also provided at these primitive trailheads: Dam Overlook, Row Point, Harms Park, Dorena Covered Bridge and Culp Creek.


Upper half of trail in December

   December, 2014 by trail53link

Although it was a bit foggy and chilly , the scenery and trail condition were excellent. The reservoir was almost dry but the river was high and muddy. Spent the night at the boat ramp parking area in my RV and had it all to myself. I will definitely more

1st 4 miles torn up!

   May, 2013 by nwreader

Started at Trail Head in Cottage Grove, after asking directions at Visitors Center. The person there didn't mention that very soon we would see a "Trail closed" sign. The trail beyond looked passable if we avoided the trench down the center and the debris more

TrailBear heads for the end

   June, 2012 by trailbear

I always try to get in a ride on the Row River Trail when on I-5. It's sort of a mini Destination Trail: Just off the freeway, good facilities, good trail, scenic, and there is camping at Schwartz Park below the dam. If you are into covered bridges, they more