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Row River Trail

Main Street, Cottage Grove, OR
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Perfect place for a ride

My husband and I had heard countless great things about this trail, but had never made the drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Springfield, Oregon
via mobile
Great bike path!

Beautiful, nicely paved, dedicated bike path. I did the first 8 mi (+ return) but it goes for 17... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Solana Beach, CA
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“dorena lake” (14 reviews)
“bike ride” (6 reviews)
“river trail” (10 reviews)
Main Street, Cottage Grove, OR
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had heard countless great things about this trail, but had never made the drive down until this evening. We ended up riding just under 12 miles of the trail with our two young children behind us on their tag alongs. The...More

Thank oregonmomma2
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Beautiful, nicely paved, dedicated bike path. I did the first 8 mi (+ return) but it goes for 17 miles one-way. Limited bathroom facilities along the way. On an former railroad, there's a noticeable climb after about 4 miles, but no biggie. Tall trees provide...More

2  Thank cwmacphail
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Starting from downtown Cottage Grove, the Row River Trail will take you on a 36 mile paved bike tour with only a couple of roads to cross! Along a former rail line, it is scenic, particularly after the climb up the hill to the dam....More

2  Thank captaingary
Reviewed 17 February 2017

So after looking at the amazing reviews for this trail, my husband and I decided to take a day to drive down from Portland for a long, scenic bike ride on a paved path. First off, since there is no parking at the main trailhead...More

4  Thank Keri W
Reviewed 29 November 2016

My sis and I spent about two hours walking the path, felt safe, and the country is beautiful. I live in Cottage Grove, so it was a treat to show off what we have to offer. The local Frisbie Disk course is also near by.

Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Row River Trail is a beautiful place to walk, bike, jog, etc. In the fall the leaves are so pretty! The oak trees, the small wildlife, the farm life that is near....it's just a wonderful place to take a nice stroll on a fall...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This trail is awesome and scenic. I actually stopped in the parking lot to take a photo of the bridge and a photo of the covered bridge very close to the park. Next time I'm in town I will bring my bike so I can...More

1  Thank Theresa A
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This amazing trail winds along the rim of a lake. There are rest stops along the way. Multiple covered bridges that provide amazing photo opportunities!

1  Thank Mamarayeugene
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The Row River Trail runs from Cottage Grove east towards and past Dorena Lake. There are several historic, covered bridges that are quite lovely along the way. The countryside and views of the bridges and lake are quite stunning. There is great trailhead parking, good...More

1  Thank Gin S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Cottage Grove, Oregon offers a tour that offers an opportunity to drive over historic covered bridges. Also restored bridges for photo ops and a suspension bridge that is both fun and scary.

Thank BCLadyMR
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Keri W
I'm confused about the parking at the beginning of this trail at Trailhead Park. I can't find anything indicating that there's parking there, but lots of people are saying there's parking. It looks like there's a business across the street from the trailhead...surely that's not where you're supposed to park? Help!
12 February 2017|
Response from Theresa A | Reviewed this property |
Okay, I tried to give you an online address for info but apparently that's not allowed. So! Google Row River Trail info and you will find what you need. Hope it helps! cheers, Terri
Hello. Can you drive the row river trail, or park and walk some of it but not the whole 30 miles? Are the bridges marked so you can find them by car and get out for a short walk? Thank you
5 July 2016|
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Response from Volunteer82 | Reviewed this property |
One can certainly drive to one of many parking areas and get out and walk . This allows one to walk any lenght of this trail. We park at a park at the intersection of Mosby Creek Road and Lang Road and there is a covered... More