Willamette River Trail

The Willamette River trail (known officially as the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail system) is a paved bikeway/walkway in Eugene, Oregon

photo: Bicycle commuters use the Willamette River Trail to quickly get across town. Type: Fitness Trail, Urban Trail
Length: 3.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Skateboarding
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

See more details.

Become an NRT Ambassador

Join a cadre of volunteers to help improve the data on this trail.

Directions

Location: Multi-use trail along west side of Willamette R. in Eugene.
States: Oregon
Counties: Lane
Latitude: 44.0588   Longitude: -123.08745

Eugene's 12 mile (19.31 km) section runs through many beautiful parks including the Delta Ponds, Skinners, Alton Baker, Whilamut Natural Area and Island Park. Five pedestrian / bike bridges connect both sides of the river. Easy access to Valley River Center and Autzen Stadium. Wheelchair accessible.

Description

The Willamette River trail (known officially as the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail system) is a paved bikeway/walkway in Eugene, Oregon. A vital part of the alternative transportation system in Eugene, the Riverbank Path links neighborhoods and shopping area, as well as vital wetlands, along the 13.9 miles of trail. The trail follows both the north and south banks of the Willamette River, utilizing four pedestrian bridges for crossings. The trail is open to multi-uses and is a popular walk,ing, running and cycling rounte in Eugene.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1971

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Eugene Parks and Recreation Dept.
858 Pearl St.
Eugene , OR 97401

 

Photos

A footbridge over the Willamette River.

A footbridge over the Willamette River.

The trail links with the Eugene to Pacific Crest Trail which leads 104 miles to Waldo Lake.

The trail links with the Eugene to Pacific Crest Trail which leads 104 miles to Waldo Lake.

 

The northern section of the trail, which traverses both sides of the river.

The northern section of the trail, which traverses both sides of the river.

Bicycle commuters use the Willamette River Trail to quickly get across town.

Bicycle commuters use the Willamette River Trail to quickly get across town.

 

It's not uncommon for the trail to flood in winter.

It's not uncommon for the trail to flood in winter.

 

Reviews

No reviews are available. Be the first to leave one!

 



Enter our contest

We're giving away one Trail Boss mug per month through the end of 2018. Leave a review of this or any trail to be entered into the drawing.

Suggest an Edit

Do you see a problem with this trail data? Contact us below: