Lebanon - year round walk
5 km. (3.1 miles), 6 km. (3.7 miles), 10 km. (6.2 miles), or 12 km. (7.4 miles), all rated easy.
This year round walk consists of two loops, one 5 km. and one 10 km., with add-ons to each. Both loops go on newly-developed trails along waterways, through farm areas, some older parts of Lebanon, and past the old train depot (the longer loop is more extensive). There is also an interesting garden and pond areas at the start point.
Carpools will leave the Willamalane Adult Activities Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 2:30 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $5 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Lebanon on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9:15 a.m. at the start point, the Best Western Boulder Falls Inn at 505 Mullins Drive in Lebanon. Directions to the Best Western, 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 "Lebanon - Bayou Trails of Small Town America". 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").