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Best trails in Albany

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Looking for a great trail near Albany, Oregon? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Silver Falls State Park or State Capitol State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like McDowell Creek County Park or Minto-Browns Island City Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Albany ranging from 1.4 to 6.5 miles and from 190 to 229 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Albany
Top trails (8)
#1 - Talking Water Loop
Albany, Oregon
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 37 m
#2 - Takena Landing Park
Takena Landing Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Quiet hike in old woods along the Willamette River You start from Takena Landing Pakr and walk along the Willamette River passing by the Golf Club of Oregon, under the railroad tressel, and through a canopy of trees and vines. The trails hugs the river most of the way, making a small loop at the end before you head back. Several places along the way give you a beautiful view of the river. Trail is packed dirt, will be muddy when it rains.Show more
#3 - Calloway Creek Trail
McDonald-Dunn Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
#4 - Oak Creek Greenbelt Trail
Albany, Oregon
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#5 - Simpson Water Pump Station
Waverly Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
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.Show more
#6 - Timber Linn Park Trail
Timber Linn Memorial Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m
See the new Fair Expo center, the Albany airport & view the newly developed park From the starting location in front of the Linn County Fair/Expo center follow the sidewalk South too where it intersects with the sidewalk that borders the Timber Linn Park along Price Rd. SE. The Albany airport and I-5 will be just West of you. This short walk is located near four of Albanys hotels and if visiting the area is a great to get some fresh air.Show more
#7 - Simpson Park Trail
Albany, Oregon
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
While it is a relatively primitive waterfront trail, this trail along the Willamette River is reasonably peaceful most of the time. During much of the year it is not possible to see the Willamette River just on the other side of the dense trees, however. The park trail divides a small lake off from the river, and this is called "First Lake". Simpson Park has a small craft launch (no motorized craft, and the access point closes at dusk). This boat launch is really only for hand-carried craft anyway as a practical matter. The majority of the trail is densely packed gravel, and seems to be pretty good even in wet weather. Birders should keep their eyes out for various forest birds, including passing Cedar Waxwings, and Bald Eagles perched on the trees near the river. In winter there are dozens of pigeons on First Lake. The park is directly across the street from the Talking Water Garden and this area should be explored as well, especially if you are interested in bird life. However, the Talking Water Garden closes at dusk while Simpson Park remains open until 10 (except the small craft launch).Show more
#8 - Clark Trail
Monteith River Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m