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Springwater Corridor Trail (on the Willamette)


 This gem of a trail follows the Willamette River from just south of OMSI to near the Sellwood Bridge, with a second larger section that starts about a mile west of there that runs all the way to Boring . Along the way there are many sights to see, including a wildlife refuge and an amusement park. Most of the trail is smoothly paved and is 10 to 12 feet wide, though the trail becomes dirt/gravel when approaching Boring.
Southern trailhead for the section on the Willamette

Location: Multnomah County
City(s): Portland, Boring, OR, Gresham, OR, OR
Length: 21 miles.  When completed

Popularity:
 Popular
Elevation: Mostly flat
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Facilities Trail Condition  
Drinking Water:  Yes
Restrooms:  Yes
Benches:  Yes
Picnic Tables:  Yes
Surface Type:  Mixed
Surface Quality:  9
Scenery:  8
Lighting: 5
Ratings:

0 = none/ the worst
5 = average
10 = excellent


Website: http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=679
Maps:
Outer Southeast Bike Map
Portland by Bicycle Maps
Southeast Portland Bike Map
Springwater Corridor Map
Trail Map
Connections:
1. Comes within a couple blocks on the south end of the Eastside Esplanade
2. Connects with the I-205 Bike Path

Expansions:
1. A federally funded, $5.09 million project will extend the Springwater Corridor Trail westward to SE 19 & Ochoco, with bridges crossing Union Pacific Railroad, McLoughlin Blvd, and Johnson Creek. Project partners include City of Milwaukie, Portland Office of Transportation, TriMet, and Metro. Dedication occurs on Oct. 19, 2006.

Directions: The south end of the Willamette section of trail starts from the west end of Umatilla St. The northern trailhead is at 4th Ave and SE Ivon. The western end of the trail starts near Tenino and 32nd, and the eastern end starts in Boring.


Photo Gallery


The Oaks Amusement Park can be seen near the trail


A mural of a heron near a wildlife preserve


This section of trail is newly paved and very smooth


Nice views of the river await trail users


View of the bridge underside from the trail


Nearing the end of the trail


Trail ends here. Turn left to find the Eastbank Esplanade

 

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