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I am VERY disappointed that my hometown of Springfield Oregon is not mentioned at all in your trail gude. We have worked very hard to develop bike trails and hiking trails in our area. In fact have a great hike/bike route to Waterboard park. Yet it's not included and all the Springfield trails are included with Eugene Oregon.