The Oregon City Loop Trail consists of several segments from the City's Transportation System Plan (TSP) and is featured as a regional trail in the City's Trails Master Plan.
The Trails Master Plan describes the trail as "creating a loop around Oregon City, utilizing the east side of the Newell Creek Canyon, and linking to the Beaver Lake Trail." It is listed as Project R3.
The Oregon City Loop Trail consists of TSP projects S23, S22, S24, S26, and S30 within the City Limits. Outside of the City Limits, the trail consists of TSP projects S35, S32, S33 and S13.
This refinement plan provides specifics to the TSP projects within City Limits on where to build the trail and what type of trail to build (widened sidewalks, asphalt path, gravel path, etc.) through an engineering and planning analysis and a public involvement process.
Fehr & Peers was the consulting firm selected by the City to prepare the Plan.
A survey was available from September 9, 2022 to October 3, 2022 where you could make your opinion known about these trail segments. The results of this survey can be found below.
A community meeting occurred at 5:00 p.m. at Gaffney Elementary on October 10 to provide an overview of the four trail segments and then a walkabout to review the "power line" trail segment which lies just behind Gaffney Elementary.
The plan adoption required an Ordinance to adopt the plan ancillary to the Transportation System Plan which included a public hearing. This was completed and the plan was adopted on January 17, 2024 with 2nd reading on February 7, 2024.