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South French Prairie Loop

  • Length:
    34.6 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Moderate
  • Best Season(s):
    Any season.
  • Nearby Cities:
    Keizer, Salem, Amity, St. Paul, Dayton
  • Region:
    Willamette Valley
  • Attributes:
    River Views, Rural

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In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

Start northeast on Matheny Rd N 0.9 miles (1483 meters)
Slight right onto Matheny Rd N 0.5 miles (802 meters)
Continue east on Matheny Rd NE 3.1 miles (5015 meters)
Turn left onto River Rd NE 1.5 miles (2448 meters)
Turn right onto River Rd NE 0.1 miles (191 meters)
Continue onto French Prairie Rd NE 0.6 miles (990 meters)
Continue east on St Louis Rd NE 2.3 miles (3709 meters)
Turn left on St Louis Rd NE 82 feet (25 meters)
Turn right to stay on St Louis Rd NE 1.2 miles (1878 meters)
Continue south on Howell Prairie Rd NE 2.1 miles (3425 meters)
Continue south on Howell Prairie Rd NE 0.1 miles (168 meters)
Continue southeast on Mt Angel Gervais Rd NE 3.8 miles (6171 meters)
Turn left onto Hayes St 0.3 miles (447 meters)
Turn right onto Spruce St 0.2 miles (279 meters)
Turn left on W Marquam St 384 feet (117 meters)
Turn right on W Church St 0.3 miles (411 meters)
Head west on W Church St 1.4 miles (2191 meters)
Head south on 114th Ave NE 0.2 miles (315 meters)
Turn right onto Saratoga Dr NE 2.7 miles (4290 meters)
Head south on Howell Prairie Rd NE 1.4 miles (2292 meters)
Continue west on Labish Center Rd NE 2.8 miles (4497 meters)
Sharp right onto 65th Ave NE 0.6 miles (963 meters)
Turn right on Brooklake Rd NE 75 feet (23 meters)
Head west on Brooklake Rd NE 4.1 miles (6669 meters)
Head north on Wheatland Rd N 2.4 miles (3873 meters)

Starting at Willamette Mission State Park, this loop extends out to Mt. Angel and back, with portions traveling along part of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway.

Traffic: Light.

Comments

  1. Turn-by-turn directions need to be updated.
    - Continue east on St Louis Rd NE, should be turn right onto St Louis Rd NE
    - Other “Continue on” directions should be “Turn right/left onto”
    - St Louis Rd NE becomes Douglas Ave NE in downtown Gervais
    - Right turn on Main St in Mt Angel missing to go from W. Marquam St to W. Church St

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