Dallas Year Round Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
Both walks highlight the attractive downtown surrounding the courthouse square. They also go through the Hunter Arboretum and Botanic Garden, the City Park, and on a portion of the Rickreall Creek Trail. The 10 km. walk extends farther along the Creek Trail and then goes through an attractive newer residential area.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 3 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $5 to help cover car expenses. After the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Dallas or on the way home to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Dallas on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9:30 a.m. at the start point, the Pressed Coffee and Wine Bar, 785 Main Street in Dallas. Directions to Pressed Coffee, and further details of this walk, can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page, then "Year Round Events" and scrolling down to "Dallas - Historic and Nature Walk". Alternately, the same information on this and thousands of other Volkswalks and Volksbikes throughout the United States can be obtained by clicking on the "National Events" bar on this page, then "Events" and following the prompts. The National Events page also has links to Volkswalks in Canada and 43 other countries.