Eugene Year Round Walk
6 km. (3.7 miles) rated easy, or 11 km. (6.8 miles) rated moderately easy.
Today, we'll do the original Eugene walk along the Willamette River, through the University of Oregon campus, and up to the Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden. We'll pass ponds, gardens, and U of O's Autzen Stadium. The 6 km. route does not go to Hendricks Park or some of the U of O campus that the 11 km. goes to.
Registration is at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way in Eugene. From there, we drive a short distance to the start point. We should finish around noontime (for the 11 km.), at which time some of the walkers will probably opt to have lunch together at a restaurant in the Valley River Center area; this is purely optional, of course.
Directions to Valley River Inn (from I-5), plus further details of this walk, can be found by clicking on the "Year Round Events" bar at the top left of this page and scrolling down to "Eugene - Willamette River, U of O, 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 on this page, then "Events" and following the prompts. This website can also direct you to Volkswalks in Canada and 39 other countries throughout the world.