McLoughlin Promenade, Oregon City

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Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The McLoughlin Promenade is a scenic pathway located on Singer Hill Bluff, on the southeast bank of the Willamette River overlooking Oregon City in the U.S. state of Oregon.

It was constructed 1936–1939 on land once inhabited by the Molala and other indigenous peoples. Named after Oregon pioneer John McLoughlin who donated his personal real estate for the purpose of a city promenade, the design and implementation of it was part of a joint public works effort between Oregon and the United States government. The pathway courses 100 feet (30 m) above Oregon City and features the Grand Staircase and the man-made Singer Creek Falls. Lighting was added by the local Kiwanis club in 1972, and the Lee Kelly Moontrap bas-relief addition at the bottom of the falls was sponsored by the Rotary Club in 2011.

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  • This walkway is best in the fall when the leaves are changing. It is an excellent place to take pictures of the foliage and people.  more »
  • The promenade is short but beautiful so to add to your walk, continue south and you will find a green metal bridge, cross this and you will find yourself on 99E. Keep going south and there are...  more »

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