U of O/Hendricks Park Year Round Walk
6 km. (3.7 miles) rated easy, or 11 km. (6.8 miles) rated moderately easy.
The 6 km. route follows paved and natural surface paths in Alton Baker Regional Park including part of Pre's Trail, and passes ponds, gardens, and Autzen Stadium (University of Oregon football); it then crosses the Willamette River on the Frohnmayer Footbridge to enter the U. of O. campus. After visiting a small area of campus, the route returns across the river and utilizes different paved paths along the river to return to the start point.
The 11 km. route continues from the U. of O. campus up a long but gradual hill to the rhododendron garden in Hendricks Park; it then returns to view a large portion of the campus. From campus, it follows the 6 km. route across the river and back to the start point. Dogs are not permitted in the rhododendron garden,
We will meet at 8 a.m.in the lobby of the Valley River Inn at 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, to register. It is then a short drive to the start point in Alton Baker Park.
Directions to Valley River Inn (from I-5) and further details of 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 - 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. The National Events page also has links to Volkswalks in Canada and 47 other countries worldwide.