Row River Trail Year Round Walk (near Cottage Grove)
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
We will walk the paved Row River Trail along Dorena Reservoir from Harms Park to Bake Stewart Park and return. The 5 km. route goes halfway to Bake Stewart Park before returning. This trail offers year-round beauty and a variety of wildlife. Be sure to carry water.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 9 a.m. and return there about 1 p.m. A small carpool fee should be offered to the driver. Following the walk, the carpoolers may decide to have lunch together in Cottage Grove; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Cottage Grove on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at 9:30 a.m. at the registration point, the Middlefield Golf Course Pro Shop at 91 Village Drive, Cottage Grove (east of I-5). The start point is a short drive from there.
Specific directions to the Pro Shop, and further details on this walk may be found by clicking on the "Year Round Events" bar at the top left of this page and scrolling down to "Cottage Grove - Row River Trail/Dorena Lake". 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 webpage can also direct you to Volkswalks in Canada and 39 other countries throughout the world.