Historic Downtown Walk

Build Lebanon Trails – Lebanon Trails Committee Invites you to
The Historic Downtown Walk
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 4:00pm

We are a part of the Holiday’s in the Park festivities…Festivities for Holiday’s in the Park are from 2pm-7pm on December 6th at Ralston Park in Downtown Lebanon.

We will begin our search for Rudolph and the Holiday Spirit at 4pm. We will meet by our decorated area, the bench swing. We will also stop by the gazebo on our way. During the walk you will enjoy stops at historic buildings and learn bits and pieces about the history of Lebanon. This year we will be stopping by Scroggins Mill where a historian will talk about the mill and show what they’ve done recently. In addition a born and raised Lebanon resident will speak about what downtown used to look like when he was a boy and tickets will be handed out for a discount at Uncle Docs Diner.

The walk will return to Ralston Park where we will find music and entertainment, face painting, Loci Rides, foods and craft vendors and horse drawn carriage rides. In addition, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in their Santa House to greet kids.










The “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” Twilight Parade will begin at 5:15pm.

The Tree Lighting will take place at 6:15pm with City Manager Gary Marks and Mayor Paul Aziz.







Cheadle Challenge Adventure

4th Cheadle Challenge Adventure Run

“Don’t get Wet or Muddy or Play with Fire”
Heard this before? Well this isn’t your Parents party.

November 8th, 2014 (Volunteers needed 8:30am-12noon)

On November 8th volunteer with the Lebanon Trails Committee and help a bunch of Crazy Folks have fun while competing in the Cheadle Challenge Adventure Run at Cheadle Lake.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the race. You will get a cool shirt, hot soup, and a tasty beverage! Plus there will be great music and a bonfire. Families can volunteer as a group but children under 14 must remain with parents.

For volunteer registration and more information CLICK HERE

This is going to be more fun than a horse trough bath in freezing weather! Volunteers get access to the after race party including bonfire, life music, beer garden, and more.

Want to register to run? Go to cheadlepark.com and click on the Cheadle Challenge Adventure Run link.

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Cheadle Lake walk and work day

Join us for a community nature walk with a little clean up at Cheadle Lake!

October 11, 2014 10am-12pm

Come join us at Cheadle Lake. Primarily we will walk all of the trails and talk about the trail improvements, work the City of Lebanon is doing, paving, and upcoming work BLT will be doing. We will do a little cleanup.

We will meet at the North parking lot just off River Dr.

Directions: From I5 (North or South) take exit #228 for Corvallis-Lebanon/OR-34; head East on OR-34 towards Lebanon. Follow OR-34 into town; take a right onto South Main Street/US-20 E. Continue East onto Russell Dr. which veers right and turns into River Dr.. Shortly on your right will be the parking lot for Cheadle Lake.

Look for the BLT Event signs!!

Burkhart Creek Trail Walk

September 13, 2014 at 10:00am

It has been a while since we have offered the Burkhart Creek Trail nature walk. The Burkhart Creek Trail is an intricate part of the overall BLT trail system. The goal for this project is a development of a safe and accessible multi-use trail along Burkhart Creek.

We will meet at the Oak Street Lebanon Fire Hall (1050 West Oak Street).

The gravel parking area for the Fire Hall can be reached by turning west onto Oak Street at the intersection of Oak and Main. Proceed west on Oak until you reach S. 12th Street. Turn onto S. 12th Street and BLT signs will direct you to the parking area.

Burkhart Trail and Bridge

Bridge at Burkhart Ck at D St


Monthly Public Meeting Invite

Come join us at 6:30pm on Tuesday September 2, 2014…

Who: Build Lebanon Trails

What: Lebanon Trails Committee Public Meeting

Where: Our meetings are held in one of the back meeting rooms at the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

When: 630pm ~ First Tuesday of every month

About: These public meetings are a great opportunity for you to learn more about the 50 miles of trails throughout Lebanon. We want to share with you our vision and also hear what you have to say about the trails. This is a place where you can:

  • Express your ideas or concerns
  • Become a volunteer
  • Learn about trails and projects

Please feel free to join us. We look forward to having you join our meetings and answer any questions you may have.

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!!