Eugene - Hosted U of O/ Rhododendron Garden Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated moderately easy.
The 5 km. trail follows wooded paths in Hendricks Park and through the magnificent Rhododendron Garden, which should be in full bloom at this time. The 10 km. route goes downhill to the University of Oregon campus, then returns to Hendricks Park and the Rhododendron Garden. From a few places in the Rhodie Garden there are views over the university, downtown Eugene and out to Fern Ridge Reservoir.
Registration for the walk is anytime between 9 a.m. and noon (plan to finish your walk by 3 p.m.). Registration takes place at the Hendricks Park picnic shelter at 2198 Summit Avenue in Eugene (easiest to use your GPS to get there).
The walk is free unless international Volkssport credit is desired for a nominal fee. Information about international Volkssporting will be available at the registration point.
Further details of this walk can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page and scrolling down to 5/18. 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 a link to Volkswalks in Canada and 39 other countries (click on "About Us" and IVV Website").