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Row River Trail

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Address: Main Street, Cottage Grove, OR
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Great bike path!

Beautiful, nicely paved, dedicated bike path. I did the first 8 mi (+ return) but it goes for 17 miles one-way. Limited bathroom facilities along the way. On an former... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cwmacphail
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Solana Beach, CA
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Solana Beach, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, nicely paved, dedicated bike path. I did the first 8 mi (+ return) but it goes for 17 miles one-way. Limited bathroom facilities along the way. On an former railroad, there's a noticeable climb after about 4 miles, but no biggie. Tall trees provide good amounts of shade most of the way. Near the trailhead in Cottage Grove is... More 

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Central Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Starting from downtown Cottage Grove, the Row River Trail will take you on a 36 mile paved bike tour with only a couple of roads to cross! Along a former rail line, it is scenic, particularly after the climb up the hill to the dam. Then you are in for a relatively flat cruise along the north edge of Dorena... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

So after looking at the amazing reviews for this trail, my husband and I decided to take a day to drive down from Portland for a long, scenic bike ride on a paved path. First off, since there is no parking at the main trailhead in Cottage Grove, we didn't want to park in town, so we decided to drive... More 

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2 Thank Keri W
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

My sis and I spent about two hours walking the path, felt safe, and the country is beautiful. I live in Cottage Grove, so it was a treat to show off what we have to offer. The local Frisbie Disk course is also near by.

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Thank Joanne F
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Row River Trail is a beautiful place to walk, bike, jog, etc. In the fall the leaves are so pretty! The oak trees, the small wildlife, the farm life that is near....it's just a wonderful place to take a nice stroll on a fall day!

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Thank Lisa S
Vancouver, Washington
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112 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This trail is awesome and scenic. I actually stopped in the parking lot to take a photo of the bridge and a photo of the covered bridge very close to the park. Next time I'm in town I will bring my bike so I can ride this beautiful trail!

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Thank Theresa A
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This amazing trail winds along the rim of a lake. There are rest stops along the way. Multiple covered bridges that provide amazing photo opportunities!

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Thank Mamarayeugene
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The Row River Trail runs from Cottage Grove east towards and past Dorena Lake. There are several historic, covered bridges that are quite lovely along the way. The countryside and views of the bridges and lake are quite stunning. There is great trailhead parking, good signage, and the paved trail is well maintained. As you ride closer to Dorena Lake,... More 

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Thank Gin S
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Cottage Grove, Oregon offers a tour that offers an opportunity to drive over historic covered bridges. Also restored bridges for photo ops and a suspension bridge that is both fun and scary.

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Templeton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great trail for riding a bike or walking. Beautiful location, goes out around Dorena Lake. You can park in numerous places along the trail so you can walk the section you want or start in various places. FYI, many people drive on Row River Road much too fast, so if you choose to drive out it to the lake area... More 

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