Monmouth Year Round Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
This walk visits the historic downtown, the beautiful campus and museums of Western Oregon University, and some attractive residential areas. The 10 km. walk begins at the registration point in Independence, while the 5 km. walk begins in downtown Monmouth.
Carpools will leave the Willamalane Adult Activity 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 Monmouth, Independence, or Corvallis to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Monmouth on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9:15 a.m. at the registration point, the Hi-School Pharmacy at 1537 Monmouth Street in Independence. Directions to the Pharmacy, 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 "Monmouth -Home of Western Oregon University". 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 39 other countries (click on "About Us" and "IVV Website").