Minto-Brown Island Park

EASY 112 reviews

Minto-Brown Island Park is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salem, Oregon that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

paddle sports

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

trail running
12 days ago

Good trails. Great for running. If you’re looking for a real wild outdoor hike, this ain’t it. Not saying it’s a bad hike, it’s a good place to do if you live in Salem and don’t have a lot of time to drive far.

2 months ago

Great leisurely walk

walking
2 months ago

Great easy hike - lots of trails

3 months ago

Started at Riverfront Park and spent 90 minutes hiking mostly paved paths. Easy access. Great for beginners.

3 months ago

Okay for beginning hikers. You can access the park from the riverfront bridge downtown by walking in or driving into the actual park. Flat terrain and they have picnic tables and

walking
5 months ago

Great for walking

hiking
6 months ago

This trail offers many opportunities to see green flatland beauty as well as feeling completely immersed within the trees. The trails are pretty wide and it is a popular trail. Be prepared to wear hiking boots or boots you don't mind getting wet or muddy. During the moist times of the year, especially, look out for the trail being blocked by mud. The trail is a little confusing to follow, but the beauty is worth it.

7 months ago

Easy to change the route you wanna take. It was insanely hot so we decided to stay under tree cover.

walking
8 months ago

I come here several times a week to walk. Lots of trails, mostly paved (asphalt) but some just wood chips. Some trails are open, some in the woods, some along the river. You can get pretty far out and not see many people at all. Has a very big dog park and dogs are OK on other trails on leash. The loops I walk are 3-5 miles but sometimes I do an 8 mile loop, there are plenty of signs with maps. Lots of birds to look at depending on the season. In winter/spring some areas flood, limiting access on some trails. Recently the park has been expanded at the northern end and now connects by pedestrian bridge to downtown Salem. Only thing I would improve if I could would be to add some hills - the park is overall pretty much flat.

walking
8 months ago

I really love this place I come here every once in a while. I enjoy to bike, walk, run, and play with my dogs while sometimes my family and I go kayaking. Their is a lot to explore including a broken car in the woods and some openings to swim. If I could I would rate this a 10 out of 10 would Come again please come to this awesome park that is connected to river front enjoy everything I do and more down at river front park where a merry go round is waiting for you, please enjoy everything I do and more talking to nice people there. (Kid friendly)

Xander Plumley

walking
8 months ago

Amazing trails

9 months ago

Great off leash dog area and a few trails that are leash optional as well. really big and lots to explore. Great for easy day nature walks. Kid friendly.

9 months ago

Beautiful trails with many different paths to explore.

walking
10 months ago

It's beautiful, and the park is open until midnight.

10 months ago

nice afternoon walk

10 months ago

Beautiful path, mostly paved.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Wonderful

walking
11 months ago

New bridge makes this a great walk. First weekend open so LOTS of people. Still was able to walk quiet trails with my dogs. Was a little too busy for bicycles today.

walking
Monday, April 10, 2017

I went in the morning time and It was very enjoyable! People were very friendly to one another when walking or running past each other.

hiking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Minto-Brown Island Park is a great place. I go there to walk, run, and ride bikes. There is a huge dog park with. Large fields. Over 10 miles of trails.

walking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

I enjoyed the set up. You can take your dog with ease. There is a great open field where your dog can be off leash to decent trails where we encountered joggers, walkers and bikers. Though it seemed busy upon arrival, I believe that due to the spaces it gave people distance and it then felt more quiet and calm.
I will be returning.

walking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Excellent signage, wide trails. Perfect for walking with or w/o dog, biking, running. Vast improvement from decades ago when I used to in line skate here.

walking
Monday, July 18, 2016

I enjoyed the dog park and the walk with the dogs. Trails are mainly asphalt and pretty much level all the way around. There are three parking areas to use. Biking is also an option as well.

walking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

It's more of a walk than a hike, but still a very pretty park and worth visiting. My dog loves it, too.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

it had a lot to offer, me being a lazy dog lover it was perfect for me.

walking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nice trail. We had some time to kill before meeting with others for dinner. Found this trail and walked about 1.5 miles of it. Nice paved trail with some decent views.

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Very beautiful and peaceful park. Never been here before and loved it! We can not wait to go back. Everyone we passed on the trails were super friendly.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Wasn't that happy. Every trail was closed or flooded. Nothing marking the trails or directions. Rude people and not that great of views. Hope it gets better

walking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Nice sized park with many different areas and activities. Safe area for dogs to free-roam.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

pretty natural park, good for kids

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