Explore the most popular walking 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.

If you go past the trail end to the service road it changes to moderate for beginners due to the incline. No views at the top of service area. Right now Spine trail is closed but it looked like there would be views there. Will come back and try again.

Well maintained trail with birds chirping and scurrying chipmunks.

It's a nice trail. If you are looking for a place with lots of zig zags and a lot of up hill action, this is the place!

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.

Great with the kids. Long but very moderate

Great hike! Even my 3 y/o and 6 y/o had fun and made it the whole way!

Well marked and an easy zigzag trail. It ends at a dirt road that you can continue on, and another trail that hasn’t been graveled starts after a little while down the road. It’s a beautiful and easy hike, great for dogs and kids.

Can't wait for this to be finished. It'll also have a downhill mountain biking trail beside it that's currently still under construction

nice wide gravel trail that switchbacks through the trees. trail is still under construction as of 1.14.18 so it just ends at a muddy road. can't wait for it to be finished and connect to the other side. think I may have found my alternative to Spencers butte without having to drive as far.

This trail, if you do the whole thing is actually more like 10.5 miles out and back or 5.3 miles one way. The top spine section is super muddy though so don’t wear your pretty sneakers or just cut through next to the trail out of the mud. Still doable but better in dry weather. The back side has nice views on the way down.

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.

Trail looked closed when we arrived and/or taken over by people living there. Trash and toilet paper everywhere. Not recommended.

Beautiful and scenic. Great for walks or easy running.

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

Tried to do this hike today, but couldn't even find the trail after about 1/4 of a mile. Incredibly overgrown and had to look at trash everywhere. We ended up turning around and leaving.

Very difficult to stay on the trail. It wasn't very worn and you have to deal with lots of stickers. The uphill was a good challenge, but the good didn't outweigh the bad. Really too short too.

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.

walking
11 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
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.

The hike was especially short, and the views were not impressive.

Easy clean asphalt waking trail along beautiful Middle Fork.

hiking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

(garbage, blackberries, poison oak and more garbage)

went on the short hike to the right. parked next to the big pile of garbage someone dumped where a few cars were previously loitering.
then walked through the BBs following the trail of garbage to the base of the tail.
part of the tail is really nice but about 90%of it is SUPER steep and covered I either garbage or poison oak.
you know you've reached the top when you come to the poison oak patch, Coors cans and red solo cups.

I'll be back with a machete and a garbage bag.

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.

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