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Posted on: November 22, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Ridgeline Trail System Opens New Section

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Last week, community members officially opened the latest addition to the Ridgeline Trail System. The new shared-use Dillard Connector Trail provides a safe connection between Fox Hollow and Spring Boulevard trailheads and six miles of continuous Ridgeline Trail between Spring Boulevard and Blanton Road.

The trail replaces a section where users previously had to travel along the shoulder of a higher-speed stretch of Dillard Road. The trail also includes a 40-foot-long boardwalk crossing over one of the headwaters of Amazon Creek, a protected waterway. This latest addition is yet another step closer to the long-term Rivers to Ridges vision, which includes a trail system running from Fern Ridge Reservoir through the Ridgeline to Mt. Pisgah and Thurston Hills. For over a decade, local, state, and federal organizations have worked together to hold up this vision and make steady progress toward achieving it.

For more information, contact Parks and Open Space Project Manager Pam Symond at pamela.s.symond@ci.eugene.or.us or 541-682-4913.

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