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hiking
1 day ago

This is a great hike. Enough easy work to be fun. We have done this hike in the rain and, honestly, with the overwhelming amount of moss on the trees, it was shocking. We take our dog who also loves it and doesn't have the opportunity to get into too much trouble. There is the rare bike. All riders have been wonderful with warnings of approach and sharing the path.

Beautiful, foggy day. Well maintained but not overly so.

hiking
8 days ago

Love this trail so much! I've hiked it 3 times thus far. It is definitely a good work out and has beautiful forest views. Each time I've hiked it I didn't run across many people. If you hike to the end there is a pretty little waterfall. To get down below to it, you need to climb downhill off the path (it's steep). It's worth it!

Nice New Years Day hike. More hikers out than expected. Trail's in great shape for an Oregon winter. As noted by others, some trail markers hard to find.

lots of side trails and exploring opportunities.

21 days ago

One of the best hikes within 30 mins of Eugene in a forest. Not too difficult or crowded. also many options to extend hike.

Warning: Follow directions in the “getting there” description in the AllTrails app. Google maps MAY send you toward an unmaintained and unpassable road in snow season. Unfortunately, that isn’t immediately clear until you’re a couple miles up it. Turning around at most places may not be safe, either. I ended up ditching my 4x4 and hiking THAT road about 5 miles up. Another group in an Explorer made it much farther up the road to about 2 miles from the trailhead using chains but they had to turn back due to snow. Eventually, the tire tracks pretty much disappear in the snow. You can see others tried and turned back. By the time I was nearing the trailhead on foot it was about an hour or so from dark, so I turned around. Looking at Google maps, it appears that the road you DON’T want to be on (at least in a vehicle once the snow hits) is Champion Creek Road.

However, if you want to tack about 12 miles round trip to this hike, this is a fun way to access it on foot. Just leave early and take snowshoes for the last few miles in winter. You would park at the Upper Trestle Creek Falls trailhead, then hike all the way up Champion Creek Road. There is a sign at the bottom saying it is not maintained. I kind of enjoyed it even though I didn’t make it to where I was headed.

Great natural hike! Seen no other people! Dogs loved it!

walking
1 month ago

An easy walk, my old dog loved it. Perfect conditions while I was there.

Great views and a nice challenging hike with step inclines at times. My dog really enjoyed it as well.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike! Lots of pretty maple leaves!

Though a bit muddy in some spots, and snow at the summit, this was a great hike. It is a good workout, beautiful scenery and limited traffic. When you reach a clearing near the top, take the path to the left and that will take you to the Hardesty summit. We followed the main trail at the clearing and realized after a 1/4mile that we were heading to Sawtooth and Mt. June.

trail running
1 month ago

It’s been a while since I’ve been up this one. It gets REALLY worked over in the winter... ie: muddy, and after 3,500 ft of climbing , you might think you have earned a view.. but NO. The biggest disappointment the first time I ran Hardesty was the anticlimactic summit. Absolutely no view.
Note to USFS/BLM : If ever there was a good reason to fell a few trees, this trail surely has earned it. I think it’s a shame there’s no lookout anymore, and no view at the top.

2 months ago

We did this hike 11/12/18 If you are coming from the south, (Cottage Grove side) Rd. 1751 is closed due to a landslide about 2 miles before the trailhead, you can park at the road closure and hike the road up to the trailhead. This turns the hike into an almost 7 1/2 miler. If you want to stay with just hiking the Mt. June trail itself, I would come in from the north side.

2 months ago

I was in town for the Ducks/UCLA game on November 3. It was sort of a homecoming- I was a law student at UO in the late ‘80, and remember being introduced to hiking the many beautiful trails around Eugene. I really looked forward to seeing some old friends and I promised I must return to some of these hiking trails on this trip. As was expected, there was an off-and-on gentle drizzle which didn’t seem to bother my fellow hikers on this crisp late Saturday morning. The hike was moderately strenuous but very worth it as the views of the Willamette Valley from the summit was a deserved treat. I wished I had more time to hike than the hour I spent on the trail since I had to head back into town for the game. I look forward to another trip to Eugene and hopefully spend more enjoyable time hiking its beautiful trials. By the way,the Ducks won.

It was hard finding the actual trailhead if you don’t use the app. I absolutely loved the hike! Such a good workout and my dog loved it as well. I try to go places that allow dogs off leash and it was a perfect trail for that. Another thing that confused me was the satellite on the app. I wasn’t sure if I was going the right way so I kept asking people who passed by if I was going the right way; finally one person seemed to know what I was talking about

Great little hike!! With all the reviews I was wondering what this hike would entail. It was an easy hike, but so beautiful with old growth, lovely Creeks and waterfalls!

Pretty easy to navigate, but I could see how one could get confused on the trail. Was weary to sit or stand on the logs with the previous reviews about the ground wasps. My daughter and I had the hike all to ourselves with the exception of a quite photographer.
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I have gone here a ton and there is always something new to explore. Hundreds of roads and mines to look around. If you want to really see some cool stuff, contact the miners museum in Cottage Grove to get a tour.

Video showing history and views of Bohemia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mmWmITySHY

Hiked this on 10/13/18 (a beautiful, sunny Saturday) and only saw one other couple on the way in and some folks on horses on the way out. Hiked all the way to the tower at the top. Beautiful views!!

The directions on All Trails plugged into my gps on my iPhone and took us directly to the parking lot (which is very small) without any problem.

Very pretty this time of year. Trail isn’t well marked in places but not difficult to navigate.

2 months ago

Finally did this hike on Oct 21. Clear, sunny day. The hike up was moderately challenging with nice views to the west, including Spencer Butte and parts of Eugene. Lots of different trails with a gorgeous hilltop view at the summit. Not quite 360 views but close. Could be a great spot for snacking and relaxing while taking in the views. Took the longer southern trail down and it was rocky, steep, and, at times, unsure footing due to steepness and loose rocks and slight over growth. But that made the hike even more interesting. Definitely will do this hike again this coming spring and summer seasons

As a long time Salem resident, I am jealous that Eugene has this and Spencer Butte. Wondering why Salem doesn’t have something like this for a hilltop hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail in the fall, Lots of Cats tongue mushrooms to nibble on. beautiful bridges, and ultimately you can reach the top of mount June. can be pretty steep in places.

walking
2 months ago

Easy, very pleasant walk. Quite busy with other dog walkers, joggers, and cyclists.

So gorgeous in the fall!

Just went on 10/13/18. The trail and views were absolutely beautiful. The area is isolated, we did not meet anyone on the trail or road despite it being the weekend. However, my hiking partner and I had to turn back halfway through the hike after hearing a growl. Uncertain what the animal was, but it was loud and close enough we didn't feel safe. Be cautious!

I can confirm that the directions for parking and getting to the hike in the comments below are accurate.

Absolutely beautiful. Went in October and had the trail to ourselves. Took four kids with us and they did great. However, it was indeed poorly marked. I wish I had read the reviews and learned that the trail continued past the campground. We thought it just faded away there and turned to head back.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy terrain. I did this one with my 9 and 10 year olds in October. Old growth for the first half, conference center halfway through the loop provided a nice easy break/restroom stop. More open brush for the second half.

Loads of salamanders on trail on OCT 5 :-)

Peaceful hike with nice views (had trail to myself) that starts in the woods and then is exposed the rest of the way so bring sun protection for your pretty faces ☺️. A tad chilly this afternoon along the ridge. From Shot Gun Recreation Area it’s a narrow paved road (go slow when you can’t see around bends as the road isn’t wide enough for two-way traffic). When you get to the dirt road for the trail (there’s no sign/markings, you just have to go by GPS—btw no cell service for the most part, so load your map before heading out), park immediately off the paved road in the little “lot” —no signs except ones on trees about not shooting—and then walk up the short dirt road to the rock pile. Climb over the small rock pile and then through the chain fence and off you go! The forest section has a lot of small logs that are easy to step over (the trail is wide and well-kept, these are there I’m guessing to keep off road vehicles from using it). I agree with others to bring your hiking poles if you got ‘em. There are parts of the ridge that are steep and sections of slippery gravel. The rock cave is close to the end of the trail. I went past it into a very short narrow forest trail that brings you to a radio tower.

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