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Middle Fork Willamette Path from Clearwater Park

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Clearwater Park

Middle Fork Willamette Path from Clearwater Park is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Springfield, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.7 mi Elevation gain 157 ft Route type Out & Back
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Paved path follows the Willamette River with views of Mount Pisgah. The 10-foot-wide asphalt path transports walkers, runners, and cyclists along the river. The trek offers close-up views of wildlife and wildflowers, along with a new perspective on Mount Pisgah in the distance to the south.

You can park at Clearwater park or Dorris ranch.

From I-5 take 126 East into Springfield. Take the 42nd St exit and turn right onto 42nd st. Turn left on Jasper Road. Turn right on Clearwater Lane and follow this road all the way to the park at the end of the road.

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Cursive Bird
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Jessica Heinicke
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Nice paved, wide path with a lot of shade and spots of river access for swimming dogs. Lots of walkers and bicycles, even in a Monday.

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ALEX Sogge
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Beautiful and well-maintained trail great for me, husband, baby and dog. Not a ton of people considering it was a beautiful Sunday morning. People on this path are so respectful compared to other trails in the Eugene area. I highly recommend for anyone that respects nature, beautiful forests, river views and enjoys solitude. Please don't use this trail if you like to blast your music for others beside yourself to hear! Keep it peaceful for others and wear headphones please (we encountered a group today that was blasting music so I had to comment on that).

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Madeline Baumann
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Jogging & walking by myself - thoughts races at first, finished strong & dipped feet in the river - slight right hip pain, need to stretch more. Sunny day!

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Madeline Baumann
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Walked by the river with Jon, saw a snake, jogged some :)

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Britt 1372
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Great trail! I took three kids (aged 3-9) about two miles in from Clearwater park. Well maintained, people were present, I felt very safe. Amazing views of the river. Path is paved, we had a stroller and no issues. Kids tolerated the 4 mile walk well. We will walk this path again!

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Erin White
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Nice paved path for all activities. My oldest rode his scooter and I pushed the stroller with my youngest. Nice views and a beautiful walk near the river. Highly recommend!

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Josh Pettet
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Low traffic.

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Nard Claar
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great trail, paved and smooth. good views and nice shade in tall trees.

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Jackie Garcia
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It’s a great paved path! Perfect for wheelchairs and dogs. The views were great and the benches were spread out. Such a peaceful walk for a family on a Sunday! Would love to come back here without the dogs and kids so I could walk or bike it.

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Nathan Maynard
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Out and back again. This trail was the best paved trail I have walked with lots of shade and few inclines. It was moderately busy by bicyclist and hikers, some joggers as well. There were some bugs, and mosquitoes. The river creaks and ponds were amazing to see, with plenty of view points and event benches. There were also two or three bathroom stops along the path!

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Marni Wallace
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A nice paved path. Good for cycling, wheelchairs, strollers, etc. There are a few short hiking trails that start from the second, larger parking lot.

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Siri Humphrey
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Nice cool afternoon walk.

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Kellie Chambers
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My Favorite Bike Ride!!! Evening & Morning during Spring & Summer! and you can cover a few miles right outside your front door!!!

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Kathy Vukasovich
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Lovely, easy walk on a level paved path through the trees by the river bank . It was not heavily trafficked on the Sunday afternoon that I was there, but there were enough people for a single woman to feel comfortable walking alone. The park offers a Frisbee Golf course which is fun for all ages.

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T. J. banker
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Walking

This is a decent path, not trail. It begins at Dorris ranch on the main trail that you follow to the river, through the orchards and forest. Once you meet with the main "path" it is a wide newly poured concrete walk. It is clean and nice, and it follows the river, with scenic views and a few benches for relaxing. It is more of a Sunday walk path and not much of a hike. Still beautiful though and nice to get down to the river without having to drive out of town.

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Brandie Maryanski
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It's paved all the way. A negative for a walker or pounding the pavement. I can't wait to ride a bike in this path. It is another rather remote location with iffy people encounters. Just gong go it alone and don't leave valuables in car. Follows the willamette.

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Victor Hernandez Triana
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It's a nice walk along the river. Very peaceful.

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Thomas Leimbach
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Really enjoyed walking this trail with my Father who is a Disabled Veteran. The fact that it was paved made it easier for him to be able to walk around without tripping on logs or rocks.

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Camino Cat
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Easy clean asphalt waking trail along beautiful Middle Fork.

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Victor Hernandez Triana
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Nice walk through the trees, near the river.

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Brandie Maryanski
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It paved the whole way so rough on the feet and dogs feet. The river is sometimes in view. Theirs a lot of transients and your pretty isolated because of this I wouldn't recommend walking alone. I had to step over a drunk guy and the person with him was in the bushes. Nice walk with a group.

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Dusty Moses
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Ron Hjelm
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Delsin Wood
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Jeremy Kazel
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Jason Martinez
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Ron Stone
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Terry Armstrong
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Ron Stone
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