Joe Dancer Park

McMinnville, OR
Length: 1.25 mi.
Type: Point-to-point

About This Trail

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The trail is mostly flat with some uneven ground and is covered in bark chips. If you park at the first parking lot you can either wander on the paved paths to the right over the bridge and toward the trestles/river and back or you can go left and wander on the dirt/bark chip path that will take you past the skate park and then around all the sport fields. During the summer you can enjoy berries and apples growing along the walk. You can continue through the parking lot to make a loop back or to avoid cars simply cut back through the ball fields.

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River and Playground

large rocks at edge of parking lot which are fun for kids to climb on, bridges, trestles, trail goes beside skate park which the kids always enjoy stopping to play at, berries and apples to pick along the trail in the summer

Trail Contributor

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I enjoy exploring new trails and rediscovering trails we’ve explored before in new seasons. Connecting with other families that are up for adventures is a great fit for our family and I only wish it had existed when I was first starting out on this Mom journey.

During the week most of our hikes are fairly close to home to accommodate our current nap, school, and work schedules, but no matter how big or small we like to get outside on adventures.   When we have more time we try to sneak a little further from home to explore the coast, Columbia Gorge or out to the mountains.   Personally, I am drawn to any hike involving waterfalls so when I get a chance I am trying to find new ones to explore and find.  My husband and I enjoyed hiking before having kids and are now trying to raise our boys to love the outdoors as well, and look forward to many adventures in our future.