Simpson Water Pump Station

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Waverly Park

Simpson Water Pump Station is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Albany, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 65 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching


wild flowers


A 1.8 mile hike which paralles Cox Creek to the Willamette River Stroll through Waverly park on sidewalks around the boat hose with a full view of Waverly Lake, follow the sidewalk up to and cross Old Salem Rd. NE. The sidewalk continues behind Waverly Memorial Cementery. You will go under the over head rail road along Cox Creek and come to Simpson Park. The open gate lets you follow a graveled road to the second Simpson parking lot where you will go around a closed gate near the Simpson log pond. Follow the chip covered trail North with the Willamette river on your left and Simpson long pond on your right. Note the trees with the cable wraped around them for tying off log rafts.

Good hike! Not much to see but a nice walk in the woods

Mon May 20 2019

Fairly easy out and back trail. There were a couple short off-trails where you could see the Willamette river, which was cool. Go with a friend or a group if you are nervous about encountering interesting people. I didn’t have too much of a problem, but I’m sure others would. One of the off shoots to the main trail had some garbage in the brush. It was sort of difficult to know where the trail technically started.

Sat Jun 02 2018

Pretty but I would not go alone there were a couple parts I felt nervous.

Fri Mar 02 2018

A bunch of homeless people live here... no go

Sat Jul 01 2017

Cute little trail. May use for running the dog.

Tue Jun 13 2017

Nice place to walk.

Sat Apr 29 2017

nice easy walk. We usually do this area about 3 times a week

Sun May 08 2016

The descriptions provided by others are pretty consistent with I would've said. Good path for a short afternoon out, without having to travel far. Occasionally I have found random people and their personal belongings along the side trails, they are kind people but if that sort of stuff makes you nervous I'd recommend going with a friend.

mountain biking
Mon May 04 2015

This starts in the parking area for Talking Waters park. It's a decent but short trail. Highly recommend it if you want to have a nice walk or bike through the woods but don't want do travel to far out of town.

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