Samaritan Healing Gardens and Dr Thad Nelson Canal Trail Walk

Samaritan Healing Gardens and Canal Trail Walk

Come join Build Lebanon Trails on Saturday, August 9th, to tour the new, world class, Samaritan Community Healing Gardens. The walk should take approximately 60-90 minutes. The tour will progress through the entrance garden near the COMP Northwest Medical School and continue through the original Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Healing Garden. There you will have the opportunity to tour the, rarely open to the public, infusion center. It is an exceptional facility and has amazing views of the garden. All who see it are very impressed. Finally, the walk extends along the first, soon to be completed, section of the new Canal Trail. We hope to see you there!
*No Dogs Allowed on this tour.

Meet at the new Samaritan Conference Center at 605 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, Oregon. Across from the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

Look for the BLT Event signs!!



Requests and Information

We have a few upcoming events to share with you and a couple of requests for letters of support. Please click on each item for more details.
*Recreational Trails Grant (RTGP) Grant letter of support request.

*Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) letter of support request.

*Survey (or you can print and submit Survey.PDF) The survey will aid us with current and future community needs and it should take fewer than 10 minutes to complete. In addition, there is a space to share your thoughts about trails, walking and outdoor recreation in the Lebanon area.

Coming Soon:
*Tuesday, July 1: Public Meeting
*Saturday, July 12th – Cheadle Lake to Gills Landing Loop
*Tuesday, August 2: Public Meeting
*Saturday, August 9th – Community Healing Gardens Walk (Detailed information to come soon)

Strawberry Parade

Tomorrow is the 105th Annual Strawberry Parade. Our committee is walking in the parade and asking the community to come join us and support Build Lebanon Trails. We are expecting good weather. Hope you can join us in the parade.




May Reminder & June Invite

We would like to remind you of the walk this Saturday at Marks Slough. We will be starting our walk at 10am. Well mannered – socialized, leashed dogs are welcome. (Please pick up after your animal(s)).

Coming up in June is the 105th Annual Strawberry Parade and our committee will be walking the parade this year. We have walked the parade a few times recently. We are asking the community to come join us and support Build Lebanon Trails. **Parade Flyer**

Please check our upcoming hike/walk list on the right of this post. All are free.

**Special Thanks to the 100+ Businesses, Foundations, Organizations, and Individuals that help keep the development of the Lebanon Trail system growing.

Marks Slough Hike – May 17th, 2014

Marks Slough Trail Hike (Stage Hike Phases 1 and 2)

Join Build Lebanon Trails for the Marks Slough Trail Hike (Stage Hike Phases 1 & 2). The total time for this hike will be about one hour. Some uneven terrain is expected but the trails are mostly flat and paved. We will start in the parking lot (across from the water plant).

  • We may see deer during our hike!
  • Well socialized, leashed dogs are welcome!

Directions: From the intersection of HWY 20 and HWY 34 (Main Street and Wheeler Street) by the Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant; go east on Wheeler Street and follow it as it turns into Tennessee Road. Continue on Tennessee Road for about ½ mile.


Look for the BLT Event signs!!



Registration: We would like to remind you that our online registration and registration at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce are available UNTIL 3pm, Friday, May 2, 2014. Same day registration will be available beginning at 730am Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Key items for this years event are:
Chip Timed ~ The 5/10K participants will be chipped.
Free Pictures ~ Pictures will be taken during the event and at the finish line. Pictures will be available online for your convenience. Once pictures are downloaded we will send out an announcement here and on our race facebook page.
Food ~ We will have potatoes this year with possible toppings of cheese and chili along with our regular snacks and drinks for participants only.
Awards and Raffle Drawings ~ Participants will be given tickets for a raffle drawing at registration. The Awards and Raffle Drawing presentation will begin promptly after the 5/10K runners return.
T-Shirts ~ There will be a limited amount of t-shirts on site for sale the day of the event. You may also order a t-shirt for the same price and pick it up in Lebanon at Gateway Imprints when they are made.

Race Schedule:
Packet Pickup ~ 7:30am-8:30am
Kids Dash ~ 8:30am
10K Runners ~ 9:00am
5K Runners ~ 9:05am
All Walkers ~ 9:10am
Awards/Drawing ~ Approximately 10:00am (immediately following the return of the runners)

Directions: From I-5 (North or South) take exit #228 for Corvallis-Lebanon/OR-34; head East on OR-35 towards Lebanon. Follow OR-34 into town; take a right onto South Main Street/US-20 E. Continue to the South side of Lebanon, approximately ½ mile past Wal-Mart. Take a left onto Weirich Drive and look for BLT Event Signs directing you to the event.

Parking: FREE parking is available on-site

Questions/Contact Information:
Phone ~ 541-409-1302
Email ~
Website ~
Facebook ~ Build Lebanon Trails and BLT Cheadle Lake Fun Run and Walk

Special Thanks to the 100+ Businesses, Foundations, Organizations and Individuals that help keep the development of Lebanon’s Trail system growing.

Maps and Registration

Have you saved the date??? May 3, 2014!!!! 

Click Here for our updated registration and map information. We have several options to register; the newest is to be able to register at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce with check or card (no cash).

For a quick map reference, here are our updated maps of the 5th Annual BLT Cheadle Lake 5/10K Fun Run/Walk and Kids Obstacle Dash event!

5/10K Map
510k map

Kids Obstacle Dash Map


Maps and Updates

We will be adding the BLT Cheadle Lake 5/10K Fun Run/Walk and Kids Obstacle Dash maps soon! We are sorry for the delay. The 5K route has changed a little. The 10K is not the 5K loop twice; the route goes through several areas of Cheadle Lake Park.

If you still haven’t registered yet, you can register at getmeregistered or click on our event information for other registration options. This year is chip timed!

We will also be adding maps of our trails and updates in the near future. If you haven’t checked us out on Facebook, at Lebanon Trails Committee and BLT Cheadle Lake Run.