Eugene Year Round Walk
6 km (3.7 miles) rated easy, or 11 km. (6.8 miles) rated moderately easy.
Today's walk starts in Alton Baker Regional Park, passing Cuthbert Amphitheater and the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium, then crosses the Willamette River to walk a portion of the University of Oregon campus. After the campus, walkers pass through a nice neighborhood and up a long, gradual hill to Hendricks Park and the city's extensive Rhododendron Garden. After returning to the residential area, walkers visit other areas of the University campus before crossing the river and following a paved riverfront trail to the start point. The 5 km. route omits the Rhododendron Garden and parts of the University campus.
Registration for the walk is at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene. We then drive a short distance to begin the walk in Alton Baker Park. The walk should finish between 11:30 a.m. and noon. At that time, some of the walkers will probably choose a restaurant to have lunch together; this is optional, of course.
Directions to Valley River Inn (from I-5) and further details on 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 "Eugene - Willamette River, University of Oregon Campus, Rhododendron Garden". 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 at the top left of this page, then "Events" and following the prompts. Volkswalks in 40 countries worldwide can be located by clicking on "IVV Internationaler" under "Events".