Ruth Bascom Willamette Riverbank Path

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Ruth Bascom Willamette Riverbank Path is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eugene, 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.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a paved path along both sides of the Willamette River. From the parking lot you can enter the trail system at any point. Visitors will be in the shade for much of the hike and you'll pass along informational signs, milage markers, and beautiful views of the river. This is a very popular trail system so watch for bikers, joggers, skateboarders, etc. Cross over the river at the DeFazio Bike Bridge at the Ferry Street bridge (about 1.7 miles up stream from Valley River) turning right and heading down stream on the south side of the river. You'll pass by Skinner Butte Park, Owen Rose Garden, and and Maurie Jacob's Park take a right onto the Greenway Bike Bridge to cross back over the river to your car.

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1 month ago

We just moved to this area and there were no trail systems like this where we lived before. I love that you can travel the length of the city without even knowing that you are in the city. Great scenery!

road biking
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road biking
4 months ago

road biking
6 months ago

Nice path system to get you around town quickly on bike. Great spot to escape to; it's easy to get to and from. Nice walking path, but heavily trafficked. Few swim spots. You can access the Owen Rose Garden from there. It's a nice option to get away when you don't have much time.

6 months ago

easy path that follows the banks of the river shore. Biking running walking pathway. Dogs on leash... some swimming spots too.

road biking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

it's a good bike highway between springfield and eugene

road biking
Friday, August 26, 2016

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

walking
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sunday, June 21, 2015

walking
Thursday, January 02, 2014

We walked a loop that took us over Coburg Road and by Skinner Butte. The "trail" is actually a cement walkway that parallels the Willamette river on both sides. We walked on a very cold and foggy New Years Day but many people were using the trail. I'm sure the views are beautiful when the sun is out.

road biking
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Great Scenic Ride or Walk, you might get a little lost near the U of O campus as it goes through parking lots. Park at Valley River and do a couple laps while your wife is shopping :)

walking
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A very enjoyable path that runs alongside the Willamette River. Great for a weekend bike ride through the heart of Eugene, or a walk on a fall afternoon. There are many views available of the river along the trail, as well as parks. Perfect path to bring along the kids and the camera.