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Dates: 1/3/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Springfield, OR
Event Name: Dorris Ranch/Middle Fork Trail
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 110282 2018/Y0800
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10/15 km - 1A
Description: First 2 km. on paved, gravel, and bark paths through the historic Dorris Ranch filbert orchard, the first commercial filbert orchard in the U.S. Remaining 11 km. is out and back on new paved Middle Fork Trail along the Willamette River. Shorter routes are available by turning around at various points. A serene and beautiful walk.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: daylight hours
Location: Courtsports Athletic Club
Start Point / Driving Directions: 2728 Pheasant Blvd. Springfield, OR, 541-736-1167; M-F 5am-11pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun noon-8pm. From I-5 Exit 195A (Beltline East), continue straight, curving right onto MLK Jr. Pkwy. Right at roundabout onto Hayden Bridge Way. Right on Pheasant Blvd, the 2nd street. Left 2nd driveway into Courtsports. Ask for Volkswalk box. You will drive 3 miles to start point. Daylight hours.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Restrooms and water at Courtsports & Doris Ranch. Also available at Clearwater Park at the far end of Middle Fork Trail if the entire 13 km. is walked. Carry water, even though most of the walk is shady. WOC: Landmarks, Mountains, Waterways. WWC: Birds and Beasts
Host Club: Eugene Springfield Mossback Volkssport
Contact: Sally Ross (541) 726-7169
Website: www.mossbacks.org
E-Mail Contact: Mossbacksclub@comcast.net