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Salem to Ankeny

  • Length:
    47 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Challenging
  • Nearby Cities:
    Salem, Independence
  • Region:
    Willamette Valley
  • Attributes:
    River Views, Urban/Rural Mix

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Turn left onto Center St NE 85 feet (26 meters)
Turn left onto Mill St SE 0.6 miles (929 meters)
Turn right onto 14th St SE 0.8 miles (1303 meters)
14th St SE turns slightly left and becomes Oxford St SE 482 feet (147 meters)
Turn right onto 16th St SE 0.4 miles (566 meters)
Turn right onto McGilchrist St SE 0.1 miles (188 meters)
Turn left onto Pringle Rd SE 1.6 miles (2626 meters)
Head southeast on Battle Creek Rd SE 0.9 miles (1494 meters)
Turn right onto Kuebler Blvd 1.2 miles (1986 meters)
Turn left onto Sunnyside Rd SE 6.9 miles (11062 meters)
Turn left onto Jefferson Hwy 99E SE 1.4 miles (2253 meters)
Continue west on Ankeny Hill Rd SE 1.1 miles (1729 meters)
Continue onto Wintel Rd S 0.9 miles (1501 meters)
Turn left onto Jorgenson Rd S 0.5 miles (877 meters)
Continue northwest on Talbot Rd S 4.6 miles (7348 meters)
Turn right onto Buena Vista Rd S 4.8 miles (7721 meters)
Continue onto Liberty Rd S 6.5 miles (10478 meters)
Slight right to stay on Liberty Rd S 1.7 miles (2777 meters)
Turn right onto Vista Ave SE 226 feet (69 meters)
Turn left onto Commercial St SE 0.7 miles (1205 meters)
Slight right onto Liberty St SE 1.2 miles (1949 meters)
Turn left onto Ferry St SE 0.2 miles (253 meters)
Continue onto Front St SE 0.1 miles (236 meters)
Turn left at Court St NE 135 feet (41 meters)
Turn left toward Riverfront Park Loop 131 feet (40 meters)
Turn right onto Riverfront Park Loop 308 feet (94 meters)
Turn right toward Water St NE 141 feet (43 meters)
Continue straight onto Water St NE 0.1 miles (200 meters)
Turn left 1.3 miles (2084 meters)
Turn left at Rosemont Ave NW 2.8 miles (4515 meters)
Turn left onto Doaks Ferry Rd NW 79 feet (24 meters)
Turn left on OR-22 E/Dallas Hwy NW/Salem Dallas Hwy NW 0.3 miles (517 meters)
Head east on OR-22 E/Dallas Hwy NW/Salem Dallas Hwy NW 0.5 miles (737 meters)
Turn left 85 feet (26 meters)
Turn right toward Edgewater St NW 2 miles (3248 meters)
Turn left on Edgewater St NW 0.7 miles (1074 meters)
Continue northeast on Edgewater St NW 253 feet (77 meters)
Turn left 243 feet (74 meters)
Turn right toward Center St NE 0.5 miles (822 meters)
Sharp left toward Center St NE 233 feet (71 meters)
Turn left toward Center St NE 371 feet (113 meters)
Slight right at Commercial St NE 75 feet (23 meters)
Continue east on Center St NE 0.3 miles (464 meters)
Turn left onto Chemeketa St NE 0.4 miles (609 meters)
Turn left onto Capitol St NE 220 feet (67 meters)
Turn right toward 12th St NE 518 feet (158 meters)

This loop covers a lot of ground, south from Salem through some hilly areas and out West to Independence.

  • Begin in downtown Salem (Red Lot)
  • Turn right on 12th St.
  • Turn left on Hoyt St.
  • Turn right on Pringle Road
  • Becomes Battlecreek Road
  • Turn right on Delaney Road
  • Turn left on Enchanted Way
  • Turn left on Jefferson Higway
  • Turn right on Ankeny Hill Road
  • Go straight on Wintel Road
  • Turn left on Jorgenson Road
  • Turn right on Talbot Road
  • Turn right on Buena Vista Road
  • Turn left on Sidney Road
  • Becomes Riverside Drive
  • Go under bridge
  • Turn right on River Road
  • Cross Willamette River
  • Turn right on Main St.
  • Lunch
  • Turn right on Main St.
  • Becomes Highway 51
  • Turn right on Highway 22
  • Turn right on Edgewater St.
  • Turn right on bike path
  • Turn right on Front St.
  • Turn right on Union St. (mapped here on Center St NE)
  • Turn right on Summer St.
  • Turn left on Center St.
  • End of ride (Red Lot)

Motorized Vehicle Traffic: Light to moderate

Seasons: All

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