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Champoeg State Heritage Area

Take a walk or ride around this historic 615 acre park along the Willamette River.
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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.6 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  This park is where the first provisional government of Oregon was formed in 1843. The park has a lot to offer for everyone including ... more »

Tips:  From Portland take exit 278 off of I-5 and and turn right onto Ehlen Road which becomes Yergen Road in 2.5 miles. Follow another 1... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking, Visitor Center and Bookstore

Take the time to check out the visitor center and bookstore when you arive to learn about the history of the area you will be biking through. You can also pick up a day parking pass here.

2. Camp Sites

There are great cabins at campsites like this throughout the park where you can stay overnight. See the Champoeg website link for more information.

3. Along the shore of the Willamette

You'll have great views over the river from the trail along the shoreline as well as views over upland praries and pastures.

4. Along the Bike Path

Some photos of the bike route.

The oldest continually operating store in Oregon started in 1863.