Dorris Ranch/Middle Fork Trail Group Walk
13 km. (8 miles) or less, rated easy.
The walk begins at Dorris Ranch at the southern end of Springfield, the historic filbert orchard now administered by Willamalane Park and Recreation District. After the ranch, the walk route is on the new, paved Middle Fork Trail, along a beautiful stretch of Willamette River. For the full 13 kilometers, walkers go to Clearwater Park and then retrace their steps back along the river to Dorris Ranch. For people wanting to do shorter distances, there are some specified turnaround points.
Our group will meet at 8 a.m. at the registration point, the Courtsports Athletic Club at 2728 Pheasant Blvd. in Springfield (just off Harlow Road), then drive to the Dorris Ranch (about 3-4 miles). Following the walk, some of the participants will probably choose a Springfield restaurant to have lunch together; this is purely optional, of course.
We welcome all interested walkers to join us on this beautiful walk!