Fern Ridge Path / Meadowlark Prairie

Santa Clara, Oregon

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This is one of Eugene’s best trails—a paved 2.8-mile path through the vast restored wetlands immediately west of Eugene, including the Willamette Daisy Meadow and Meadowlark Prairie. The route crosses creeks, drainage canals, ponds, and marshes, with fantastic wildlife and wildflower viewing.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Eugene, Oregon

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Eugene, Oregon

by Art Bernstein, Lynn Bernstein (Falcon Guides)

This is one of Eugene’s best trails—a paved 2.8-mile path through the vast restored wetlands immediately west of Eugene, including the Willamette Daisy Meadow and Meadowlark Prairie. The route crosses creeks, drainage canals, ponds, and marshes, with fantastic wildlife and wildflower viewing.

© 2011 Art Bernstein, Lynn Bernstein/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Santa Clara
Distance: 2.8
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes (one-way)
Season: Any; However, there is no shade whatsoever, and this low-elevation area is humid, so midsummer afternoons probably aren’t ideal; bring water and sunscreen.
Additional Use: Skating
Local Maps: West Eugene Wetlands Guide; USGS–Eugene West.
Topo Map: Fern Ridge Path / Meadowlark Prairie Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Easy Day Hikes: Eugene, Oregon Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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