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hiking
2 days 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
6 days 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 trail for being right in town

hiking
26 days ago

Loved this one! Great workout and beautiful trail

The trail is also called "Old Growth Ridge Trail", it is what the sign says. The first portion is called "Armantrout Loop" to commemorate the local biologist (there is a memorial) who was instrumental in recovery of endangered species. The trail is well-labeled with many benches built by Boy Scouts of America on the way. Three stars because: 1) at the time of hiking the place was intermittently overgrown, esp. in the beginning; 2) no good viewpoints, even the summit is a tree with a trail around, and broken bench. If you happen to camp at Whittaker, of course it is worth hiking but not as an independent goal.

hiking
29 days ago

It’s a great easy hike. Takes about an hour to get to the trailhead from Cottage Grove and about about 30 minutes to get to the waterfall and back. Combined with some other trails in the area and it’s a decent day.

Stunning view and worth the hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Short, but beautiful hike. The falls are gorgeous. While the hike is short, the falls are pretty enough to spend a while taking in the view. Bring a book and a picnic, and hang out for a while. Dip your toes in the cool water.

Pretty nice

Nice short hike to beautiful falls. Would be a lovely place for a picnic with young kids. Easy to get to,

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEASH! Sign at trail head clearly states to keep dogs on a leash and every dog I saw was off leash! My dog doesn’t like others (she’s a rescue and had a hard life before me) and I had a few dogs come up to her without an owner in sight!! It’s bad trail manners and could get you’re beloved friend and possibly yourself hurt. Left irritated. To report a dogs off leash call: 541 687-4060

Beautiful crisp hike this morning. No bugs due to cool air. Peaceful!

We like Baldy as a quickie hike when time is at a minimum.

hiking
2 months ago

Good morning hike. Went on a Saturday about 7:30. Just a few people in either direction. Beautiful walk thru the trees. Great views in every direction. First time up the hill. Won’t be the last.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views of the valley! First time on this trail. Only about a mile to the top using the moderate trail. Came down the steeper, shorter side. I wouldn’t recommend the steeper side if you don’t have good balance and joints :)

hiking
2 months ago

There are several driving routes to find the trailhead to the falls and our first attempt was unsuccessful.

Second attempt was grandly rewarded by an easy, beautiful hike to the uplifting Spirit Falls.

birding
2 months ago

I love this trail. Nice workout. We went this weekend and didn't see too many birds. We also went bird watching on a "water trail" with a river guide with a local company Riparian Tours. OMG! We saw eagles and a bunch of osprey hunting right there near the boat. I love Eugene.

PS: for those interested: https://www.ripariantours.com/

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views from the top! Trail on Memorial Day was very crowded,, so probably not the best hike to do on weekends if you are looking for some peace and quiet.

We hiked the shorter more steep trail the first time I came here, it was a nice little challenge and even though it was raining and misty it was beautiful at the top. The second time here we took the moderate more gradual trail, it was a sunny day and we could see several mountains in the distance! Favorite hike in Eugene/Springfield area.

Hiked up the shorter steeper trail on the left side of the trailhead for a steep challenging but awesome hike for a well worth it view!! The view was killer and awesome! There is a small scramble up a hillside that was super fun but I only recommend it for those who feel fit to do it cause it’s pretty steep! We proceeded to hike down the other trail to loop around which was a much easier trail. So if you prefer a much easier trail to go up and down use the trail to the right of the trailhead!! All in all 5 out of 5 hike that was well maintained and had lots of room for a very populated hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Took my 3 kids for mothers day 11,10 and 3.... It was very beautiful. BUT THERE WHERE 2 BABY RATTLE SNAKES. I'll still go on this trail just be watchful.

hiking
2 months ago

Very short hike with 2 ways to the top. Left side is more steep and direct. If you take the right pathway it is less of an incline. It is shorter and a 20 minute hike total. At the top is 1 good view but this hike should be a pit stop not a day hike.

Great trail... two fairly easy peaks to climb with lush forest and vegetation!

hiking
3 months ago

trail is still very muddy, but definitely hikable. really easy hike with a beautiful view

I love this hike ! Is a low key hike full of people. Pretty safe . Just few minutes out of town. I been hiking here for over 25 years .

My husband and I walked this, we took the path to the left, if was a great hike. Short and a bit of a climb. We had it all to ourselves. There were others there but we did not met up with anyone until we got to the top. Right before the top it was a scramble to get up, but that just made it a little fun. Views were spectacular, we came down the other way and enjoyed the walk down, although it was a big congested with foot traffic.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike is righteous any time of year. It has numerous trailheads with about three levels of difficulty, none of which are THAT difficult, but the short trailhead does have a small scramble.

My first time was in winter after an ice storm a cpl January's ago. From the big parking lot on Willamette St near Glenfiddich there's a cpl trailheads, the .7 mi "hard" that has a nice middle point that has good views of the valley towards the coast then at the top you get a nice panoramic of the valley, the coast range, and the sisters. maybe mt hood on a nice day. ..I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure .

my favorite way to go, since I have to access the trail by public transit, is the Fox Hollow trailhead. it's actually the Ridgeline trail, off Fox hollow. there's a bus stop near fox hollow and Saratoga that adds half a mile to the hike if you need public transit, it's not bad. the fox hollow route is basically an out and back that switchbacks and connects trails. it's all pretty easy to figure out using this app or the signage.

You can do this hike alone, as I have every time, but it'd be a lot cooler with a friend or s.o. or family. Be sure to bring a light if you're coming down after sunset. I've started at about 6pm and made sunset perfect timing and not had to be in too much dark.

go do this hike!

Beautiful falls, very full right now. Trail is pretty muddy in spots though and sometimes huge puddles take up the entire width of the trail, so I would suggest hiking boots at this time!

hiking
4 months ago

Not a very good hike at all. Was good weather, view was good at the top, however the “top” is like 10 minutes from the trailhead. Boring on the way down, and saw lots of houses along the way..

hiking
4 months ago

If you go to the main entrance there are two paths you can take once you approach the large sign with the map. If you take the left you won’t be disappointed. Pretty short but very steep, lots of rocks, and the view from the top is amazing. Found myself wondering if I was even on a trail at times! Go down the other side to head back to the parking lot once you’re ready to leave the top, will make your hike just a bit longer.

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