Riverfront/Delta Ponds year round walk
7 km. (4.3 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
A favorite of Volkswalkers and area residents, this walk follows a wide paved path along the Willamette River and a smooth gravel path through the Delta Ponds. Waterfowl and wildlife are viewed here, including herons, egrets, and western pond turtles.
Walkers should meet at 9 a.m. at the start point, the lobby of the Valley River Inn at 1000 Valley River Way in Eugene. Directions to the 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 - Ruth Bascom Riverside Trail/Delta Ponds".
Most walkers will finish the walk between 11 a.m. and noon. At that time, some of the walkers will probably choose a restaurant in the Valley River area to have lunch together; this is purely optional, of course.