Riverfront Trail (OR)

Oregon

Riverfront Trail (OR) Facts

States: Oregon
Counties: Marion
Length: 1.1 miles
Trail end points: Wallace Road and Riverfront Park
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6055702
Trail activities: Bike, Walking

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Riverfront Trail (OR) Description

Salem's Riverfront Trail begins in Riverfront Park on the east bank of the Willamette River. The park offers expansive views of the river and contains two unique features: a carousel with beautiful hand-carved horses and a public art piece called the Eco Earth Globe. The trail stretches about a mile, but you can add another mile to your journey by connecting to the Edgewater Trail on the northern end of the park.

Riverfront Trail heads over Union Street Railroad Bridge, a steel and timber trestle completed by Southern Pacific Railway in 1913. In 2004, the city of Salem bought the bridge from Union Pacific Railroad (later owners) for $1. It's now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On the west side of the bridge is Wallace Marine Park, stretching more than 100 acres with opportunities to picnic and access the water by boat. The park also houses Star Complex, where many state, regional, and national sporting events are held.

Future plans call for a connection to another park, Minto-Brown Island Park, on the other side of the Willamette Slough. Construction on a pedestrian bridge linking the two parks will begin in 2015.

Parking and Trail Access

Access the bridge from either Wallace Marine Park (200 Glen Creek Road NW) or Riverfront Park (200 Water Street NE) in Salem.

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