Leaburg Canal Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Leaburg Canal Trail is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Walterville, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
82 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

From Eugene or Springfield drive east on Hwy 126 for 38 min (26.5 mi if counted from Eugene Bus Station). When you see an industrial building in the distance (hydroelectric station), look for a gravel parking lot on the right. Be careful to park not blocking the technical road. The trail begins right from the parking lot as you cross the bridge. Steady, easy, plain, a bit monotonous hike with a parallel canal (river) aside.

hiking
3 months ago

A good safe plain hike following a river. Very recommendable if you live in Eugene/Springfield area and decided to have a stroll in the afternoon close to evening when it is late to head for a far adventure like Hoodoo Ski area, Sahalie Falls or others on Hwy 126. You can ride a Lane Transit District bus #91, not sure if it stops there on request: https://www.ltd.org/system-map/route_91/
I saw a couple of family couples with kids; in general the trail is not heavily trafficked.

1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago