North Santiam River is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Stayton, OR that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and 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.