Independence is a small town but has a lot to offer in this walk. Located by the Willamette River, there are spectacular river views in its historic downtown. Inspiration Garden is not to be missed.

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Independence: Hop Capital of the World

Year Round Walk

SN: 120169 - 2022 / Y1669

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One of the many types of gardens in the Inspiration Garden
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when is the event

The event is closed

From Sat, Jan 1st, 2022 to Dec 31st, 2022

Start box available: M-Sat: 8am-7pm, Sun: 9am-6pm; closed most holidays

Physical start box and Online start box (OSB) option

where is the event

Independence, Oregon

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Great Lakes, Great Fun, Great Fitness, Great Friendships

Little Free Libraries

Rockin' Around the Clock

Walking with America's Veterans

CC: Polk County


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

The airpark residential area near the airport is worth visiting afterwards to see houses with garages being airplane hangars. WOC: Gallery, Garden, Gargoyle/Gnome, Gazebo, Historic Houses, Hotels, Italian, Ink, Java, Justice, Noodles, Orchards, Outlets, Overlooks, Palm Trees, Parks, Playgrounds, Pedestrian Bridge, Railroad, River, Roses, Statues, Swimming Pools, Trails, Trials, Used, Vegetables, Veterinarian, Yarn Shops, Yogurt, Tax Preparers, Xrays, Yarn Shops, Fed Ex. UPS, Zero (in Sigh), Zone ESVA: Med Facilities, Delivery Servies, Sustenance Providers, Essential Servies.

conditions for the event

Rating: 1A, Distance: 5, 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: Medium

Event information

M-Sat: 8am-7pm, Sun: 9am-6pm. Start point also for Monmouth YRE & about 15 miles west of downtown Salem. No restroom at start point but McDonald's nearby. 5/21: Revised 5k/10k year-round routes through this small river town's residential/downtown National Historic District & scenic Riverview Park by Willamette River. Attractive all-season Inspiration Garden run by Master Gardeners is on both routes. Two other nearby YRE's: Dallas (10 miles NW) & McMinnville (28 miles north).


how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

This event also has a physical start box. These are the driving directions:

Hi-School Pharmacy, 1357 Monmouth St, Independence, OR, (503)838-2047. FROM I-5, exit 253 to Salem City Center. Follow signs to OR22 West. Right lane on Front St to ramp up to cross bridge; 5 1/2 miles on OR22 before left on OR51 South to Independence. Right on Monmouth St to Central Plaza Center at 13 St on left. FROM 99W east on Main St at traffic light in Monmouth to go to Independence. Right at 2nd traffic light at Gun Club Rd (by McDonald's) to Start Point. Ask for zippered binder at the registers.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Hi-School Pharmacy, 1357 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR 97351

PLEASE do not mix and match between the two registration methods. It will confuse you and the club. Choose one, OSB or PSB, to complete the event.

event sponsor

Willamette Wanderers (AVA-0362)

Event website: www.willwander.weebly.com

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.