Spencer Butte Trail

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Spencer Butte Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Eugene, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles 721 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

  • Parking Area
    You will find plenty of parking here as well as restrooms.
    43.98050, -123.10198
  • Trail Junction
    The easy path is straight ahead. For a shorter/steeper hike take the trail to your left.
    43.98020, -123.10162
  • Trail Junction
    Take the trail to the left to head to the summit.
    43.98015, -123.09219
  • Spencer Butte Summit
    Eugene's best viewpoint with Fern Ridge to the West, and Eugene/Springfield to the North. Look to the East and on clear days you can see the Three Sisters.
    43.98333, -123.09567
hiking
29 minutes ago

As most people know this is one of if not the best hiking spot in Eugene. Beautiful view from the top and a moderate hike. My one issue is for such a heavily trafficked trail I wish there were better facilities. Of course that can't be expected so it remains a relative 5 star for me.

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6 days ago

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7 days ago

This is part of the ridge line trail system, and has the second most amazing views of the city and area behind mount pisgah.

9 days ago

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16 days ago

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16 days ago

What a great winter hike-- was treated to a bluebird sky surrounded by lower clouds, and trail wasn't too muddy at all. Steady climb but definitely do-able for kids and what a fun, beautiful summit!

hiking
19 days ago

If you're looking for a moderate hike with a great view, this is the one for you! I've done this hike several times, going up both sides (one is much steeper/more challenging than the other). Dog friendly, and always a great view at the top!

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28 days ago

Hiking/TrailRunning.
The hike is moderate, the most difficult part being the last 100' to the summit. The trails are beautiful and the view is spectacular. It's a great trail running trail and has 3 different trailheads to choose from, some easier than others. Worth it, especially on cloudy or foggy days as well as sunrise and sunset.

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1 month ago

the longer hike isn't too strenuous and its a beautiful sight up top! highly recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

I LOVED this hike. I am not in excellent shape, so it was a hard one. Had to take several breaks on the way up. It is pretty much all incline, I don't remember many flat areas. It was also very heavily trafficked. I took our small dog and he did just fine. The view at the top is what deserves 5 stars! Even with going on a foggy day it was beautiful, so I can't wait to go back on a nice day.

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