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ROSES AND HISTORY WALK -- compelling sights and pleasing vistas

  • Lobby - Valley River Inn

    1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR (map)

    44.065746 -123.102448

  • We gather at 8:45AM in the small room near the front entrance of VRI then depart on a walk/hike past the Rose Gardens on the South side of the Willamette River, up to the top of Skinners Butte for some excellent views, down the East side and back.
  • Amenities:        Strollers: YES/NO | Wheelchairs: YES/NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

    Distance - Trail Ratings:   10 km. or 5 km. - 2B (see 'discussions' for ratings info)


    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.

    Hosted by:  The MOSSBACK walking and hiking club

    Photos by Admin...

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    SALLY, Organizer,
    Event Host

    Our president. She has, over the years, introduced many to the sport of... more

  • Cherie C.

    Love to walk. Been volkswalking for many years. Like being outdoors.

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