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Address: Eugene, OR
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One of many running paths in Eugene, sometimes called "Tracktown...

One of many running paths in Eugene, sometimes called "Tracktown USA," this one is a 3.8-mile riverside loop in Alton Baker Park through a woodsy and scenic area.

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can't miss it

if you are a runner, you cannot miss pre's trail because of its historical meaning. If you live in Oregon, you have to run it in the summer when Eugene is 100 + to get the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Portland
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Portland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

if you are a runner, you cannot miss pre's trail because of its historical meaning. If you live in Oregon, you have to run it in the summer when Eugene is 100 + to get the convection experience !

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

There is something very special about an early morning run on Pre's Trail. I try to run it every time I'm in Eugene. The history and aura of Prefontaine is quintessential Eugene, quintessential Oregon. Running near and over the river is awesome and the site of the big "O" at Autzen stadium is great.

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North Oaks, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a great trail to walk or run on if you are in Eugene. Lots of trees, soft trail with wood chips. Great!!

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Southern California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

There's a scene in the movie, "Gladiator," where the hero is walking through a field of wheat on his way to heaven. That's what it felt like to run Pre's Trail...a heavenly trip. It's beautiful the entire trail in early July. A couple times, you're running through a tunnel of trees. Relaxing. Easy on the legs. You finish, and you... More 

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Jamaica, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beautiful trail. Mulch, soft, great atmosphere. Even when you see a crowd crossing the bridge it dissipates as soon as you enter the park.

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Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

A jog along Pre's trail is a must for athletes and recreational runners/walkers/joggers. The path is soft (wood chips) and meanders along through quiet areas of the Alton Baker Park. Just loved being here!

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New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The trail has a soft running surface made of wood chips. It's relatively flat. The trail passes through a wooded area that provides great relief from the sun. Great place to run!!! Paths range from two to more than four miles.

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Morris County, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The trail is only a few miles and there are different loops, so you don't have to be too in shape to get the experience. Great for Pre fans who want to come pay tribute. Trail itself is nice, different paths that pass a river, Autzen stadium, and goes through woods and past fields. A little tricky figuring out which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took a vacation to Eugene. We are runners. I am a big time runner. This trail is a must simply for its namesake! The various distance loops were perfect for us even though we ended up looping the larger twice. It is a dirty trail simply because the chipped wood. Soft on the legs adds for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed the surface and the woods/open meadow mixture. The handy location in Alton Baker Park provided handy parking and access to restrooms. The trail was well utilized which was great to see. Insightful to have three loop length options. Keeping bicycles on separate paved paths was appreciated. An outstanding well maintained community asset in tribute to a legend!

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