ElevationAscent: 6' 2 m
Descent: -7' -2 m
High: 429' 131 m
Low: 422' 129 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 1% (1°)
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“The short Yellow Loop passes under tree canopy, feeling miles away from the city.”— Brendan Ross
The northwest access point of the Yellow Loop is following the Green / Yellow Connector by the Autzen Stadium footbridge. Like the rest of Pre's Trail, the path is wood chip-covered gravel, flat and well maintained. Headed clockwise, the doubletrack follows the Canoe Canal to its left through some nicely wooded areas, feeling far away from the city.
After several hundred feet, the Yellow Loop crosses the Autzen Connector, a singletrack shortcut. Going right eventually leads to the Autzen Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge and the University, while a left turn goes to a small BMX Track. Another singletrack branches off to the left shortly afterwards, but is only a brief side segment that joins the main trail again as it comes to a large pond.
Continue east alongside the pond to connect to the Red Loop, or turn west to finish the Yellow Loop. The Willamette River is only a hundred feet to the south, but the dense trees through this area make it difficult to see.
Near the half mile point, the Loop again crosses the Autzen Connector. It then finishes back at the Green / Yellow Connector a tenth of a mile ahead.
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Land Manager: Eugene, OR Parks and Open Space