Minto-Brown Island Park

Salem, Oregon

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This easy loop route explores Minto–Brown Island Park in Salem. It features views of the Willamette River, cool shady forest, open sunny pastures, and opportunities to view amazing bird life. Trail surface: Paved bike path and wood-chip trail. You’ll love pedaling through this 835-acre park covered with orchards, large open fields, and pockets of forest, sloughs, and waterways. Originally there were two islands in the Willamette River. After a catastrophic flood in 1861, an abundance of topsoil was left behind, causing the two islands to join.The original homesteader on Brown Island was Isaac Whiskey Brown, who grew tobacco and raised livestock.
Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

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Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)

This easy loop route explores Minto–Brown Island Park in Salem. It features views of the Willamette River, cool shady forest, open sunny pastures, and opportunities to view amazing bird life. Trail surface: Paved bike path and wood-chip trail.

You’ll love pedaling through this 835-acre park covered with orchards, large open fields, and pockets of forest, sloughs, and waterways. Originally there were two islands in the Willamette River. After a catastrophic flood in 1861, an abundance of topsoil was left behind, causing the two islands to join.The original homesteader on Brown Island was Isaac Whiskey Brown, who grew tobacco and raised livestock.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Salem
Distance: 5.8
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round; some sections may be muddy in winter
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Salem Parks Operations Division
Driving Directions: Directions to Minto-Brown Island Park

Recent Trail Reviews

4/18/2010
1

Spent a nice evening here with my Standard Poodle after a seminar in Salem. This trail features paved paths along the river and past agricultural land. Lots of birdlife, some hikers and bikers, but not crowded. Very pleasant.


4/29/2005
0

It' a nice easy ride, 0 technical terain here. A good ride to ride clipless for the first time...



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