Explore the most popular birding trails near Springfield with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very nice. Calm, quiet, peaceful.

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.

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.

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.

Great for a stroll. Amongst the filberts and the willamette river. I have walked it alone and don't feel safe. A lot of homeless, and sketchy people in well wooded area. It's beautiful though I just walk with a friend. Always.

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

Beautiful and scenic. Great for walks or easy running.

Great for kids. Our toddler loves meandering through the orchard and checking out the tractor.

We drove to find the trail, hoping it was a path along the river. The directions took us to the opposite side of the river where there was no parking.

The trail was not on the river. It has no shade. Not a good walk for the dog.

Lots of trails to explore, no hills to climb. Choose either paved path along the river or bark paths through filbert orchards. Many people walk dogs off leash in the orchards.

11 months ago


11 months ago

Lovely area to explore. Try to time it so not being used by school or other community groups - it can get busy during these times.

road biking
11 months ago

Glad they are working on plantings to fully complete the project. This connects downtown Springfield with Clearwater Park and Dorris Ranch Park - great area to explore and be off the main roads.

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.

Easy clean asphalt waking trail along beautiful Middle Fork.

road biking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

A good newly opened trail. Enjoy industrial scenery in the middle portion of it: humming towers, buzzing tanks, clangoring conveyors, stacks of logs/lumber on the left, a couple of rusty abandoned bridges on the right.

Nice walk through the trees, near the river.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Simple walk through the park.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Easy trail on a lovely day.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Good for kids

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Breathtaking view!!!.... very nice for running ! :)

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Great family friendly hiking!

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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