The most accessible running route in Corvallis is the waterfront path along the Willamette River, which runs right through downtown. There is a roughly one mile concrete path that travels along First Street and through Riverfront Commemorative Park, with water views in some sections. For more mileage, runners can turn west along the Mary’s River (just past the highway interchange) and continue into Pioneer Park and Avery Park. The groomed pathways here add a pleasant additional 2 miles. The resulting “lollipop” route that we’ve mapped is a total of 5 miles. Runners should also note that there are a few short paths in the Orleans Natural Area on the east bank of the river.