Willamette Mission State Park Loop

Salem, Oregon

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Dirt path and paved bike path that loop through filbert and walnut orchards, next to the Willamette River and Mission Lake and in Willamette Mission State Park. This easy, serene route takes you on a tour past the scenic Willamette River, Mission Lake, and what is thought to be the world’s biggest black cottonwood tree at 26 feet in circumference and 155 feet tall. You can follow the route cues for this fun loop or design your own route on the many trails in the park. Rest rooms and water are available at the trailhead.
Trail Running Oregon

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Trail Running Oregon

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)

Dirt path and paved bike path that loop through filbert and walnut orchards, next to the Willamette River and Mission Lake and in Willamette Mission State Park.

This easy, serene route takes you on a tour past the scenic Willamette River, Mission Lake, and what is thought to be the world’s biggest black cottonwood tree at 26 feet in circumference and 155 feet tall. You can follow the route cues for this fun loop or design your own route on the many trails in the park. Rest rooms and water are available at the trailhead.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Salem
Distance: 2.3
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Oregon State Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: DeLorme: Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer; USGS Mission Bottom
Driving Directions: Directions to Willamette Mission State Park Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

7/6/2009
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Trailhead easy to find, lots of parking (fee $3) or access from across the river, park free and take the ferry across (free for bicyclists and pedestrians). I rode this trail with my son, and we made the experience a little longer by looping around some of the sections. The trail starts off adjacent to the Willamette river, which provides a pleasant view. The trail is almost all paved, although there are other trails bikes can use that are not paved. This was my first bike trail since having my knee replaced, and it was perfect...mostly flat with some slight "step" climbing. We logged 5 miles with our loops.



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