The Row River Trail is 15.6 miles and connects the City of Cottage Grove to Dorena Lake, Culp Creek and the nearby Umpqua National Forest. The trail traverses a variety of landscapes that include: urban lands; pasture and farm land; timber lands; Dorena Lake shoreline; and the Row River.
The Currin Bridge
The trail width varies from 8' to 10' and the trail corridor is approximately 135 acres. Lands adjacent to the trail are owned by Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Dorena Lake), and private land owners. The trail is paved and grade does not exceed 5 percent. Curves along the trail are banked to help bicyclists maintain their balance and allow for proper drainage. The trail and facilities along the trail meet or exceed standards for accessibility.
The Row River Trail provides access to an extensive network of forest trails managed by the Umpqua National Forest, as well as a link to the towns of Cottage Grove, Dorena Lake, and several rural communities in Lane County.
Historical features along the trail include three historic covered bridges: Mosby Creek Bridge (1920), Currin Bridge (1925), and the Dorena Bridge (1949) are all located near or adjacent to the Trail. Other historical features include retrofitting of the existing railway bridges that include Mosby Creek Bridge (1902) and the Row River, Rat Creek, and Teeter Creek bridges (1940s). Additional historical and cultural features include a historic homestead and old movie sets for the popular films "The General," featuring Buster Keaton, and "The Wedding Tree."
Special thanks to American Trails for the information on the Row River Trail.
Additional information: http://www.americantrails.org/nationalrecreationtrails/blm/rowriver-or.html
Directions: From I-5 in Cottage Grove take Exit 174 toward Dorena Lake. At the end of the offramp, turn east on Row River Road. Drive one mile east on Row River Road and then turn right on Currin Conn Road. Immediately after this turn take a quick left on Mosby Creek Road. Go two miles southeast on Mosby Creek Road and then turn left on Layng Road. Just after this turn take a quick left into the Mosby Creek Trailhead parking lot. Parking is also provided at these primitive trailheads: Dam Overlook, Row Point, Harms Park, Dorena Covered Bridge and Culp Creek.
Details: We will meet at the Mosby Creek Trailhead and head out from there. I would like to start at 9:30AM, and ride along the trail for awhile, before finding a spot to take a lunch together. Plan on taking a few hours and enjoying the scenery along the way.
Please pack a lunch for the afternoon, bring water, a spare tube, and anything you may need for the day. If you have a truck or trailer to help transport all of the bikes, please let me know. Thanks.
Contact: Matthew Howell - (541)[masked]