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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

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Row River National Recreation Trail

  • Address:
    Downtown to Culp Creek
    Cottage Grove OR 97424
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Overlooking the Dorena Reservoir, this easy paved 15.6 mile (25 km) trail is lovely cycling. It replaces the original tracks of the Oregon Pacific and Eastern Railway, which ran from Cottage Grove to Culp Creek. Several covered bridges and the train bridge in the movie Stand By Me are in the vicinity. Watch for osprey, heron, ducks and bald eagles in the grassy marshes. In the spring look for blue Camas flowers. Start at the convenient trail-head right in Cottage Grove, or park and bike from the scenic Mosby Creek Bridge. Only 20 minutes (by car) south of Eugene. "Row" rhymes with "cow."