Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade
3 or 5 mile loop along the Willamette River for pedestrians and bicyclists. Beautiful rain or shine, but easier in the shine. See our guidebook for more details on which bridges to cross, where to grab coffee along the way and more.
This is a beautiful walk (or bike!) along the Willamette River. You can cross the river on the Steel Bridge to connect to Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the west side of the river and do the entire loop.
For an urban walk, along the Willamette River there is a paved walking and cycling path that circles the east side, loops across most of the bridges, continues along the downtown riverfront walking and cycling path of NATO Parkway, and circles you back to where you started. If you start on the east…
This is a multi-use trail are some great loops you can do on foot, on bike (or scooter) with the Steel Bridge, Hawthorne or Tilikum Crossing bridge which will link you to the Riverfront Park on the west side of the river
A great walking/running loop to explore both sides of the Willamette River and get a great feel for the city.
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