An easy level walk on paved surfaces from Boulder Falls Inn to the South Santiam River and back. View of the South Santiam River from one point on the Marks Slough Trail.
See walk details below.
As you exit the Boulder Falls Inn, turn to the right (north) and walk around the north side of the Boulder Falls Conference Center until you reach the Santiam Highway. From there, turn right along the highway and cross over to the east at the flashing pedestrian crossing signal.
Continue walking south along the highway for about a block until you reach a paved trail heading to your left (east). Walk on that trail for about two blocks until you get to Industrial Way. Cross the street, turn left, and cross the bridge to rejoin the trail heading east.
From that point on, watch for small but colorful trail signs that indicate the path.
Walk along the canal for another 1,000 ft. until you reach Williams Street. Turn right and cross the bridge. Walk one block and turn left on Wheeler Street.
After you cross a bridge in another 1.5 blocks turn left into Had Irvine Park. That path joins the 2-mile Marks Slough Trail loop, which is well marked and extends to the Santiam River. That loop returns you to Had Irvine Park, where you can retrace your steps back to the hotel.