Row River Trail Access Professional Reviews and Guides
"One of the big beneﬁts of the rails-to-trails movement—beyond, of course, scenic pathways with gentle slopes—is that an old railroad bed typically has some good tales to tell. In the case of Cottage Grove’s Row River Trail, you’re traveling along the same path as the town’s economy over the last 150 years."
--Jim Moore , 75 Classic Rides Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
"This fun and easy tour starts in Cottage Grove, adjacent to rambling Mosby Creek. The tour is a paved multiuse trail that follows the course of the Row River and takes you next to Dorena Lake. The route has many trailheads and places to stop and enjoy the views of Dorena Lake and the surrounding farm country. As an added bonus, you can view the historic Mosby Creek covered bridge and the Dorena covered bridge."
--Lizann Dunegan, Road Biking Oregon (Falcon Guides).
If you're looking for a pleasant way to spend the day, this is it. I stopped on my way to a seminar with my Standard Poodle, Fritz. We biked from the Dorena Lake dam to the Mosby Creek trailhead and back, then hiked along the lake an additional two miles and back to our vehicle at the dam. We saw other bikers and hikers, lots of birds and wildflowers, trestle bridges, covered bridges, and a couple of mules and nice scenery along the way. Really a pleasant way to spend the afternoon.
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