BLT Favorite Walk, Lebanon, Oregon

Had Irvine Trail to Marks Slough Loop

2.0 miles total


An easy level walk on paved surfaces from the Had Irvine trailhead around the Marks Slough Loop and back. View of the South Santiam River from one point on the Marks Slough Trail. This is a shorter version of the Boulder Falls to the River Walk.

See walk details below.

Walking directions

From the parking area at Had Irvine Park, walk north on the trail.

In about 1,200 feet there’s a T-intersection, which is the beginning of the Marks Slough loop trail, which passes along the Santiam River on the eastern side of the loop. You can complete this loop in either direction, but first-time users will probably find it simplest to turn left and walk the trail in a clockwise direction.

After completing the loop, return to Had Irvine Park the way you came.

Trail Images and Videos

Trail start


From the intersection of US 20 and Wheeler St, head east on Wheeler. Go straight at the intersection with North Williams St, pass Hiatt Street on the right and Edgewater Loop on the left, then you’ll cross a canal. Just after the canal, turn left into Had Irvine Park and park there.

Special notes

Paved surfaces
Multiuse trail (walkers, bikers, etc.)
Dogs ok on leash
No horses or motorized devices on trails

Did you know...

Fern leaf watercolorLong-time Lebanon residents say that the “swimming” hole” located at Had Irvine Park was quite large and deep (maybe 7 feet) and extending from the canal to the dam (wier) that controls the water that flows into Marks Slough. The city held swimming classes there each summer that is where most Lebanon children learned how to swim.  The swimming area silted in over many decades largely due to the invasive iris that are now thriving there.