Monmouth Year Round Walk
6 km. (3.7 miles) or 11 km. (6.8 miles), both rated easy.
Walk in a small college town, through the downtown historic district, the campus of Western Oregon University, and pretty residential areas.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activities Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 3 p.m. Each rider pays the drive $5 to help cover car expenses. After the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Monmouth or a nearby town to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Monmouth on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 9:30 a.m. at the start point, the Hi School Pharmacy at 1357 Monmouth Street in Independence, Oregon (an adjacent town). Directions to the pharmacy, and further details of this walk, can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page, then "Year Round Events" and scrolling down to "Monmouth - Home of Western Oregon Univ." Alternately, the same information on this and thousands of other Volkswalks and Volksbikes throughout the United States can be obtained by clicking on the "National Events" bar on this page, then "Events" and following the prompts. The National Events page also has links to Volkswalks in Canada and 45 other countries.