Eugene - Willamette River, UO, Rhododendron Garden Year Round Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles), 6 km. (3.7 miles), or both for 11 km. (6.8 miles), all rated moderately easy.
This walk consists of a 5 km. loop and a 6 km. loop, do one or both. The 5 km. loop goes through the Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden (no pets), a native plant garden, and on forested park trails. The 6 km. loop goes downhill to the eastern portion of the University of Oregon campus, then back uphill to Hendricks Park.
Registration for the walk is at 8 a.m. in the lobby of the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way in Eugene. We then drive 2-3 miles to the start point in Hendricks Park.
Directions to the Valley River Inn (from I-5), 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 "Eugene - Willamette River/University of Oregon/Rhododenddron Garden". 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 39 other countries (click on "About Us" and "IVV Website").