Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway was the first of its kind in Oregon. These bikeways are designed to give cyclists optimum riding conditions: beautiful scenery, jaw-dropping photo opportunities, and as much as possible, roads you can ride for miles without encountering cars and trucks.

The idyllic scenery you'll encounter on this Bikeway will give you a full appreciation for the diversity of Oregon's agricultural backbone: orchards, vineyards, nurseries, dairies, ranches, gardens...and more.

The route parallels and criss-crosses Interstate 5, spanning from Champoeg Park (just south of Newberg) all the way to Armitage County Park (just north of Eugene).  Yes, it's okay to feel sorry for all those people whizzing underneath the overpasses, trapped inside their cars, missing out on the beauty of this countryside.

Thanks to RideOregonRide and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for the maps and updates.

Portland To Champoeg by Bike (map)
Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway CUE SHEET

SECTION 1: Mile 0-30

  • Champoeg Park to Salem (map)
  • Keizer Detail (finding this part of the route can be a little confusing, I suggest you use the map)
  • Salem Detail (the car congestion is very brief but very real!  Use the Map)
    • Salem Construction Alert from Dept. of Parks and Recreation: This spring the bike and pedestrian path entrance on Miller Street, as the Bikeway leaves Salem in the south, will only have a small lane for bikes and peds during construction of an improved entrance. Use extra caution and proceed slowly. The city of Salem has worked hard to accommodate cyclists, walkers and motorists during the construction.

Worthwhile Mini-Detours Along the Way:

  • Butteville
  • St. Paul
  • Woodburn
  • Gervais
  • Willamette Mission State Park
  • Keizer

SECTION 2: Mile 30-67

  • Salem to Albany (map)
  • Salem Detail (don't worry...the vehicle congestion won't last for too long!  Use the map)

SECTION 3:  Mile 67-108

  • Albany to Brownsville (map)
  • Albany Detail (map)
  • Pioneer City Park, Brownsville
    • Mile 108. campsites available. Fees collected from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  See rules

SECTION 4: Mile 108-132

  • Brownsville to Armitage County Park (map)

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