road biking
7 days ago

This is an easy and beautiful paved trail. We biked out and back for a total of 13 miles. I do not recommend anyone looping around the lake on the busy road. This app first took us to the swimming area, but I would do the following: From Cottage Grove take a left on Row River road, and park at any of the designated parking areas along the trail.

walking
9 months ago

Lake is beautiful and nice vegetation on all sides of it. Not too many bugs and lightly trafficked during the spring. Nice for a walk or any lake activities.

road biking
11 months ago

Pretty bike ride on the upper trail portion, not so much on the road portion, I would recommend it for a walk or run if you like paved paths and make it an out and back.

walking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This path is by no means difficult but it is beautiful. There are multiple places to park for free. Dorena lake is pretty big so although I like walking/running I would suggest bringing a bike if you want to get around the whole thing. I just went over the weekend 2/25/17 and a lot of the lake was drained so there were even more areas to explore. Go there if you like well paved paths, beautiful views, and friendly people. Bonus, the lake is great for water sports in the summer.

road biking
Monday, May 02, 2016

This was a really good ride except for the fact that about one fourth - one half was on the main road. One side of the lake is all road and the other side is all trail. Everyone we met was super friendly.

Monday, April 21, 2014

So the loop is actually part trail, part road. However you can ride for a good 15 to 20 miles on the bike path if you plan for an out and back trip. The path has some great views and is a pretty smooth ride.

hiking
4 months ago

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, May 08, 2017

Monday, August 01, 2016

walking
Saturday, February 11, 2012

mountain biking
Monday, August 22, 2011