Mill Race Path

  • Address:
    307 S 5th St
    Springfield OR 97477
  • Phone:

This 2.7 mile (4.3 km) multi-use paved path runs from downtown Springfield along the historic Springfield Mill Race and connects to the Middle Fork Path. For over 150 years, the Mill Race has been a valuable resource to Springfield for many purposes including water, power and recreation. The canal was hand dug by the founder of Springfield, Elias Briggs.

The trailhead is located at the Booth Kelly Trailhead on 5th St, Springfield. At the trailhead there is a parking lot, restrooms, information kiosk and water fountain. The Mill Race Path is conveniently located near downtown and offer some of the closest multi-use paths. The path begins by passing an operating timber manufacturing plant and runs alongside the Mill Race before joining the Middle Fork Path.

The section leading up to the Middle Fork Path is wooded area with views of large ponds and distant hills. The path can be extended, ending at Dorris Ranch in the west or Clearwater Park in the east.

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  • Parking:
    • Parking Lot
  • Pets Allowed - Restrictions may apply:
Trails & Routes
  • Difficulty:
    • Easy
  • Facilities at Trailhead:
    • Drinkable Water
    • Picnic Tables
    • Toilets
  • Trail Details:
    • Point to Point Trail
    • Paved Path
  • Trail Length:
    • Medium ( 2-5 miles)
  • Trail Users:
    • Cyclists
    • Hikers / Runners