North Santiam River is located near Stayton, OR. The trail is primarily used for fishing and is accessible from February until August.
I walk this regularly for exercise. I love how close to home it is and I can exercise while enjoying the sound of the river, see some wildlife, and soon there will be oodles of blackberries to pick. I take the full loop and its 1 1/3 mi around. It's perfect for power walking and joggers as well as those who just want to take a stroll.