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I really love hiking this Trail. It is rated moderate, but I think it is fairly easy. The view at the top is well worth the hike!!!!!

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.

Easy trail, lots of options if you need a longer hike. Here is a time lapse of the whole trail from Blanton to Hendricks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFU89y9mM1Y

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
21 days ago

I love this hike. It’s fairly easy until about the last stretch there’s a lot of stairs but the view is rewarding. It doesn’t take to long. Looks beautiful during the day or night! I’ve done this hike about 10 times and counting.

Beautiful trail. Good for walking or running in most parts. We went on to Vivian lake which was farther than we anticipated and not well marked. All in all great day 8.5 miles total.

By far one of the best places to if you are new to Eugene or just here for a visit. I have used it to drop a few pounds (ok like 40)! A few different starting points and awesome views.

simply lovely! just because it's a short hike, doesn't mean it's not worth it.

nature trips
1 month ago

Good little trail if you wanna get in some quick exercise. The sunset is glamorous from the top. A little busy, but manageable during the week. I would do it again and maybe even attempt running a little.

9/26/18
Salt Creek Falls is definitely worth a stop, especially if you take the trail down to view it from below the rim. We found Lower Diamond Falls, which was nice, but it left us wondering where the upper falls might be. Along the trail were some viewpoints which were great for fall foliage but also overlook the road so there can be traffic noise and such. Overall I think it’s worth a stop for Salt Creek but I don’t think I’d hike to Diamond Falls again.

awesome. we snowshoed, saw cougar prints

It was a decent hike. It was only 1.8 miles instead of 2.8. Not sure where the extra mile went! :P

walking
1 month ago

Definitely steep but worth it! Be prepared for stone stairs at the top. I’m more out of shape so it took me a few rests any my trekking poles. Well maintained and a great Saturday activity.

Amazing views! Difficult trail is a lot of fun and has great scenery, easy trail has nice flat surfaces and plenty of stairs.

Awesome hike

Great hike! i’ve stopped at Salt Creek Falls many times, but didn’t know about the bridge or this trail. I need to go back, there is more to be seen.

Only downside: there were some wooden bridges that weren’t in real solid shape. I’d be happy to go back up and spend some time building new ones!

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in the Willamette Valley. Been up here 4 times in 3 years. Always took the longer route from the northern trailhead but this time parking lot was full today so went to the southern trailhead. Surprised to find much larger parking lot with outhouses and better signage. Probably take this trailhead from now on as it seems to be the main trailhead. There are 2 different routes, one only 0.7 miles but very steep and one that is less steep and meets up with the northern route before ascending.

Today I took the steeper route and it was a blast for me. There was quite a lot of scrambling on rocks and boulders near the top. Definitely not kid or pet friendly. And I doubt I could go down it as I’m more of a hiker and not a climber or scrambler. Took the longer but less steep route back down and that one was very easy.

The views at the top were pretty good though hampered by some wildfire smoke, so could not see the Pacific but was able to see Fernridge reservoir and Eugene and Mount Pisgah.

People who live in Eugene are very lucky to have such a wonderful spot with 360 degree views right on the outskirts of town. I wish Salem could develop trails like this!

Beautiful hike on a perfect day. Hubs thought we were going for a short hike but we ended up going all the way to Spencer Butte Summit

Great hike!

My location was not working, so the recording function did not work. I got lost by taking an easily missed path. I went off trail for a mile or so, and lost a lot of time. When I got back in the trail, I tried to find Falls Creek Fall but I couldn’t find it and it was getting late and the mosquitos were getting to me. I ended up just doing the Diamond Creek Falls loop which was lovely.
Would like to do the trail again all the way to Vivian Lake.

Did this hike today and it was awesome. Worth the drive from Bend. We went on past Fall Creek Falls up to Vivian Lake. We were early enough that we had the whole Lake to ourself, found the sand bar that lets you walk to the middle of the lake and took a swim. In the end it was 9.4 miles total. Definitely a must see.

hiking
2 months ago

Love it and the view is amazing! I made the mistake of going without having eaten (hypoglycemic) and got lightheaded and a bit sick with the elevation increase. It's not an easy trail but it is not at all impossible. Beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

I was here on a Saturday, plenty of parking at 9a but lot was filling up when I left. Trail was well kept. I took the path to the top and at the peak it wasn't immediately obvious where the trail continued so I just went back the same way. But really cool view.

Family friendly, lots of nice doggos, lots of people.

Great views!

I’ve done this twice now! It is a beautiful one to keep coming back to. Pack bug spray!!

Really enjoyed this hike! There were two or three different waterfalls that were pretty neat. The last mile up to the falls is a little bit of a butt kicker but the waterfall is worth it. You can also continue a mile past the falls and head to Vivian Lake. The shore was a little muddy but it was great for a swim to cool down! The way back is all downhill and fairly shaded. Follow all our adventures on Instagram @themicrotourists.

Great trail for being right in town

hiking
3 months ago

Loved this one! Great workout and beautiful trail

hiking
3 months ago

Agree with other recent review. There are signs when pulling in saying to lock your car and must admit did see what seemed to be sketchy characters in the area.
Ok hike. Good for a workout.

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