Row River National Recreation Trail
Row River National Recreation Trail is a rails to trails conversion in the U.S. state of Oregon. It follows the Row River for 15.6 miles (25.1 km) between Cottage Grove and Dorena Lake,1 and provides access to many forest trails of Umpqua National Forest.
The rail line was built to service gold and silver mining of the Bohemia mining district well up the Row River. The mines were closing by the time the rail line was complete, but the region's old-growth timber attracted many logging operations and communities which kept the rail line busy.2 The Oregon Pacific & Eastern Railway abandoned the line around 1990. A timber sale default resulted in the Bureau of Land Management taking the rail corridor in exchange for payment.
- "Row River National Recreation Trail, Cottage Grove, Oregon". U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved 2011-07-02.
- Finn J.D. John (March 21, 2010). "Steam excursion train line is now a new bike path". Off Beat Oregon. Retrieved 2011-07-02.
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