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Great run on a well manicured path

If you're a runner and visiting Eugene, this is a great four-mile run (longer if you keep going... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Dar Sigfusson
can't miss it

if you are a runner, you cannot miss pre's trail because of its historical meaning. If you live in... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
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One of many running paths in Eugene, sometimes called "Tracktown USA," this one is a 3.8-mile riverside loop in Alton Baker Park through a woodsy and scenic area.
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you're a runner and visiting Eugene, this is a great four-mile run (longer if you keep going toward Springfield). The path is barkomulch, and it starts at Alton Baker park. It runs past Autzen Stadium through a beautiful forested area alongside the Willamette River.

Thank Dar Sigfusson
Reviewed 3 December 2016

if you are a runner, you cannot miss pre's trail because of its historical meaning. If you live in Oregon, you have to run it in the summer when Eugene is 100 + to get the convection experience !

1  Thank walkaboutearth
Reviewed 12 September 2016

There is something very special about an early morning run on Pre's Trail. I try to run it every time I'm in Eugene. The history and aura of Prefontaine is quintessential Eugene, quintessential Oregon. Running near and over the river is awesome and the site...More

Thank CBescape
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a great trail to walk or run on if you are in Eugene. Lots of trees, soft trail with wood chips. Great!!

Thank vacation399
Reviewed 5 August 2016

There's a scene in the movie, "Gladiator," where the hero is walking through a field of wheat on his way to heaven. That's what it felt like to run Pre's Trail...a heavenly trip. It's beautiful the entire trail in early July. A couple times, you're...More

Thank Clem2000
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Beautiful trail. Mulch, soft, great atmosphere. Even when you see a crowd crossing the bridge it dissipates as soon as you enter the park.

Thank Ksmile2001
Reviewed 15 July 2016

A jog along Pre's trail is a must for athletes and recreational runners/walkers/joggers. The path is soft (wood chips) and meanders along through quiet areas of the Alton Baker Park. Just loved being here!

Reviewed 13 July 2016

The trail has a soft running surface made of wood chips. It's relatively flat. The trail passes through a wooded area that provides great relief from the sun. Great place to run!!! Paths range from two to more than four miles.

Thank Runner821
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The trail is only a few miles and there are different loops, so you don't have to be too in shape to get the experience. Great for Pre fans who want to come pay tribute. Trail itself is nice, different paths that pass a river,...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took a vacation to Eugene. We are runners. I am a big time runner. This trail is a must simply for its namesake! The various distance loops were perfect for us even though we ended up looping the larger twice. It...More

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