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.

Nice with the family and dogs.

This is a lovely, whimsical walk through hazelnut orchards. It is flat and easy, with lots of Stellar jays and a few chipmunks too.

1 month ago

The first part of the walk was behind the mills not all that impressive.. the second part is more in the trees.

Parking at S. 42nd and Marcola rd. It's a bike path style path, meaning it is paved. There are a few benches, but it is along a busy road. It is all in the sun. There are some paths you can walk off and get to the river.

2 months ago

Nice easy walk. Pleasant to walk among the filbert trees in the heat of the day.

Not good directions on where to park with the location set.
trail is all sunny.

road biking
3 months ago

Really appreciate this path on my commute to work.

road biking
4 months ago

I bike commute this trail often. While the trail is nice, and the open meadows are beautiful, you will also pass between the Mill Race "creek" and some factories that aren't the most pleasant

Actually a little longer than my track... Maybe 1.3 total. Nice route alongside the river with several places to get down even closer. Starts at one of the many parks in the area.

4 months ago

Only did part of this one today...It didn't like my GPS. Better area to ride than hike. Did way too many flat hikes today in the area...

Nice little trail along the canal. Enjoyed sharing it with the ducks, geese, heron and even a fox... The fox has a den out in the meadow.

4 months ago

Nice peaceful area with a lot of history. Enjoyed seeing the filbert orchards and the river.

Not a trail.... It's a walk on the road. Looked all over.... Drove a loop of about 10 miles for nada. Don't go.

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.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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.

Friday, September 08, 2017

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beautiful and scenic. Great for walks or easy running.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

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.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Sunday, May 28, 2017

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
Sunday, May 28, 2017

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.

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