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Dates: 1/3/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Eugene, OR
Event Name: Roses & History
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 110280 2018/Y1203
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10 km. or 5 km. - 2B
Description: Walk along and over the Willamette River to visit the 9 acre Owen Rose Garden. Then to the historic Shelton-McMurphy House and up a long series of steps and a roadway to reach the summit of Skinner Butte; enjoy an expansive view of Eugene, parts of Springfield, and the Cascade and Coast Range foothills. Descend Skinner Butte on a gravel path to reach Campbell Senior Center and the Willamette River. Walk on a wide paved path along the river to RiverPlay, an innovative children's playground, and to a replica of Eugene Skinner's cabin, the first structure in the area. Return along the river (the Willamette Greenway) and over it to reach the Valley River Inn. The 5 km. route skips Skinner Butte, is rated 1A, and is easy for strollers and wheelchairs. Daylight hours.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Walk the USA - Street by Street
Start Times: daylight hours
Location: Valley River Inn
Start Point / Driving Directions: 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene: 541-687-0123. From I-5, Exit 194B (West I-105, West 126, Eugene); take Exit 1 (the second exit) (Delta Hwy, Santa Clara, Junction City); stay in right lane and take the first exit to Valley River Center; keep going right, then get into the left lane as you go over the overpass; at bottom of overpass, turn left onto Valley River Way to its end at Valley River Inn (on left); ask for Volkswalk box.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Water and restrooms at Valley River Inn, three points along the river, and at the senior center (when open). Carry water; you'll definitely need it on the 10 km. route. On the paved river path, walk to the right, allowing bikers to pass easily on your left. Oregon challenge: Arches, Antique Shops, Bicycle Shops,Entertainment, Flowers, Gardens, Gazebo, Historic Homes, Hotel, Irish, Landmarks, Monuments, Watering Holes, Waterways. AVA-Street by street: Washington St.-DC, PA, AK, GA, IL. Pearl St.-MS, ID, HI. Cheshire St.-OH, OR, CT, MA.
Host Club: Eugene Springfield Mossback Volkssport
Contact: Sally Ross (541) 726-7169
Website: www.mossbacks.org
E-Mail Contact: Mossbacksclub@comcast.net