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I've been walking the logging road for over 30 years. I've had many walks with my cats and dogs.
Over the last 10 years there's been some good and bad changes to the road.
The city of Canby bought the road then paved it. That was a good thing.
Now that it's paved the police can travel on it much faster now without braking the car there driving.
But worse than that is the bike riders. Yes bike riders!
They feel as if they own the road. I'm not talking about the mom and dad with kids bike riders. I'm talking about the ones that have the tight pants and Ricky rocket helmets.
They feel as if it's there road. They travel at speeds sometimes making them nothing but a blur. At those times
I've seen them yell at the moms and dad walkers with kids, "hey keep your kids under control ". To keep them out of the way. To this one. they actually hit and tried to run someone over. That reason was, " you were walking on the wrong side of the road". I didn't know there was a wrong side of the road because it started as a WALKING TRAIL not bike trail.
But other than the rude bike riders you will sometimes meet
You can meet some of the nicest people.
Nice dog people as well.
I'd give this short hike a 5, but it was poorly marked. That being said - I highly doubt you'll get lost. A real jewel, just outside the city of Corvallis. You can stay on the paved trail out in the meadows, or take a somewhat steep side trail through the gorgeous oaks and pines. and get a quick 20 minute cardio fix. There are flowers in the open fields and in the summer, abundant blackberries along the trail. You'll emerge from the thick woods at the top of hill, which is truly bald - e.g., a few beautiful oaks, and just lovely grass and fields of Queen Anne's Lace. It's a must to take a break on the well maintained bench at the top that looks over an incredible hilly view that's reminiscent of the Scottish moors.
Fun ride, one section we call "squirrel crossing" or "squirrel dodge...", so hilarious... they wait for youand run right out in front of you!
I biked here from Benton County Fairground via downtown Corvallis. The path meandered through baseball fields, soccer fields, a kids playground, the wastewater treatment plant, and then by a very cool neighborhood. Coming back, I took some dirt routes and found a great place to hang out by the river. I suspect there are lots of places like that to discover. This path veers off in a lot of different directions. You could spend all day here exploring.
this walk is awesome and a great view but it is a Wildlife Refuge so you would not take dogs on walks or runs here. highly recommend.
It wasn't until I got back from running this nice little trail that I saw the sign "no pets, no bikes, and no jogging" plus it isn't really much of a loop. I was hoping to run around it a couple times but saw the sign and stopped after 1 time through. Otherwise it's very well kept and beautiful scenery.
Loved the variety of trails and places to wander off into, not just totally straight paths. Rode by a dog park. But a couple days ago there was a cougar sighting, so we only biked for 4 miles. Would like to try it again.
We rode this trail on June 22, it was quite busy for a weekday. However, it is near the university and I suspect used by students and facility. The trail is in good condition. However, it has a number of spurs and it could use better directional information. However, it was an enjoyable ride.
A good restaurant, called McMenamins North Bank is on the north side of the river and we strongly recommend it.
Not a pet friendly trail so if you are planning on taking your pet hiking with you do not go to this trail.
Yesterday, I took my two boys (4 and 7 years old) on this very quiet and peaceful trail. It's all asphalt and beginning of the trail surrounded by a residential community and country club with a large golf course. At the north end, there's a gorgeous open field with old oak trees that's perfect for watching the sunset.
Access to the Willamette river is limited and not very safe for small children. Epic views though!
We started at NE 34th Place, off N Maple St. and headed south. Plenty of tall trees and views of the river make this ride quite lovely. About two miles in, there's some fun mountain biking trails at Eco City Park - good for a hot summer day. And two more miles south is Baker Prairie Middle School with a decent playground if you're riding with young children.
For food options at the Canby Market Center, there's a Mexican restaurant, Denny's, Carl's Jr, Subway, Papa John's pizza, Starbucks, yogurt, and Fred Meyer. Turn off NE 11th and head south on N Redwood St. into get to the center. You'll need to cross HWY 99 so be careful as it's very wide.
Overall a very surprising and refreshing ride that's only 30 minutes from Portland. Looking forward to riding solo or with the whole family in the spring!
what can I say that hasn't already been said. I parked off of Aspen at the small park. Ran up the south side along the Pre path (it's wood chip instead of concrete and more scenic) all the way to Owosso Bike bridge and the back up the north bank passed the college. 9 miles of beauty. It should be noted that the water fountains in all the parks are turned off for the winter.
Eugene loves its bike trails, and the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail System reflects this both by the obvious commitment to design of the trail itself and the number of people that turn out to use it.
It's a sinuous trail, with gently rolling inclines,broad curves as it follows the Willamette River, and it it well suited for family excursions. The trail has multiple options, with several bridge crossings giving riders the options of brief outings or more energetic forays. The exceptionally good signage makes choosing a route easy.
Crossing through some very scenic wetland/marsh areas, the opportunity to do some rewarding birding is a bonus.
I've ridden this trail system three or four times, what I'd say is that its popularity makes it unsuited for the rider that is determined to set personal bests with every outing. Families out for a stroll, many University of Oregon students out for a run, couples out for a bit of outdoor romance make the trail best suited for a leisurely, and quite beautiful, excursion.
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