Plan your trip to Eugene, Cascades & Coast.
Bring the Kids!
You'll find plenty of family-friendly places, events and activities in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Go outside year-round for hiking, cycling, geocaching and exploring. From forests and farms to playgrounds and pools, adventures await!
Hike or cycle regional trails awash in colorful fall foliage. The Row River Trail in Cottage Grove is part of a 36-mile (58 km) paved route
that encircles Dorena Reservoir and showcases seven covered bridges.
Sixteen miles (26 km) of the Row River Trail are designated-family friendly with
easy terrain, marked road crossings and pathways buffered from
In Eugene - Springfield, the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System features
100 miles (161 km) of level paved paths looping around the Willamette River. Bike bridges make
shorter loops possible. Watch ducks, picnic or romp at the many
Before wildlife and domestic animals bed down for winter, trek to neighborhood farms, parks and wetlands. Get a bird's eye view of eagles, hawks,
falcons, ospreys and other amazing raptors at the Cascades Raptor Center. Visit alpacas, sheep and cows and feed goats.
Willamette Fish Hatchery in Oakridge features pools of trout and white sturgeon. Spring Chinook salmon and summer
steelhead are also reared here seasonally. Along with interpretive signage
there is a nine-hole miniature golf course explaining the salmon life
cycle, a viewing area of game birds, a museum and picnic area.
Under Cover Romps
Bring the fun indoors! Ride the 1930s carousel inside Roaring Rapids Pizza Company in Springfield. Or hang out in the mall play areas at Valley River Center and Gateway Mall. Drop in and ride the rails, bowls and decks of the largest covered skate park in the country. WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza is located in Washington Jefferson Park.