The Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail System (or Path System) is a collection of interconnected trails lining the Willamette River in Eugene. The trails run on both sides of the river, weaving through parks, open space, industrial areas and residential neighborhoods.
The system consists of 4 main trails (North Bank Trail, South Bank Trail, East Bank Trail and West Bank Trail), as well as a number of local connecting paths. Five bike/ped bridges allow for scenic loops of a variety of distances.
The trail system is named after Ruth Bascom, the first female mayor of Eugene and a tireless advocate for biking and walking.
Parking for the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail System can be found at the Valley River Center on Valley River Drive. Additional parking is available at a small parking lot at the end of Fir Lane, at Owens Rose Garden on N. Jefferson Street, at RiverPlay Discovery Village Playground and Skinner Butte Park on Cheshire Avenue, at Island Park on S. Mill Street and at a small lot off Walnut Road/W. D Street.
TRAILBEAR GOES UP THE RIVER: North Bank & East Bank Paths -from mall to boat ramp.
10.2.2010, Euguene, OR
The Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System in Eugene is such a fine ride that the TrailBear is back for more. It’s October and ...
TRAILBEAR RIDES THE FLOOD – South Bank Path of the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System
Rain! Have we got rain? TrailBear’s fur is getting sodden and he doesn’t like that one bit.
The rain started in Redding, CA and continued ...
Retired and riding delta recumbent trikes, my wife and I covered this system in 5 mile sections in each of 4 days. It ain't perfect, but it's close! The trails are wide, smooth, mostly level ,and paved with either asphalt or concrete, and the people using ...