Dallas - Historic and Nature Year Round Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles), 10 km. (6.2 miles), or 15 km. (9.3 miles), all rated easy.
This year round walk has two 5 km. loops, one of which can be extended another 5 km.; mix and match as you please. The first 5 km. loop goes through a nice downtown area centered around a courthouse square, then through a botanic garden, a city park, and along a portion of the Rickreall Creek Trail. The second (extendable) 5 km. loop is on more of the creek trail plus goes through a newer attractive residential area.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activities Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 3 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $5 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Dallas or on the way back to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Dallas on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9:30 a.m. at the start point, the Pressed Coffee and Wine Bar at 788 Main Street in Dallas. Directions to Pressed Coffee, 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 "Dallas - Historic and Nature". 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 a link to Volkswalks in Canada and 40 other countries (click on "About Us" and "IVV Website").