Explore the most popular hiking trails in Howard Buford County Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Quiet peaceful hike.

Great views!

hiking
2 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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Nice trail! Mostly well maintained except the southern rim is along a gully where it’s getting rough. The recorded starting point is North Trailhead where there’s no parking pay station at the parking lot. Just less than a mile away to the right at the main parking lot (West Trailhead) , there’re pay station and bathrooms.

trail running
3 months ago

Watch your stuff- high crime area. I love Mt. Pisgah, but after my car got broken into & I lost stuff it makes it a less fun place.
It’s also become a college kid hangout these days for some reason- they swim in the polluted river here!

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous views all the way up, and definitely a good workout.

hiking
3 months ago

Took trail 1 to the summit, and came back down via 36 and 3. I found trail 1 to be steep, not particularly scenic, and just kind if lackluster. the view from the summit is pretty nice, but not as nice as Spencer's Butte, which is a prettier hike too, albeit far more trafficked. At least there weren't many other people (and I was there in a Sunday afternoon) but there are also lots of trails that are unmarked, and thus kind of confusing to stay on the one you planned.

Worth going once, but unless I go with someone who knows the area better than I, I probably won't be going back. to be fair, I haven't explored the arboretum yet, which I'm sure is pleasant enough

Great trailer with lots of options, variety of wild flowers, and scenery.

It’s steep! Bring extra water

Beautiful hike! Take trail 2 back to the starting spot and walk through the valley. It’s wonderful!

hiking
4 months ago

What a great way to start a Monday morning. Trail was very well kept and excellent views up and back. We stayed on Trail # 1.

Lots of Poison Oak on the paths less traveled, be aware of your surroundings. Also had some people let us know that the last hike they went on here they found ticks on themselves. We made it out okay, beautiful day!! I highly suggest going off the beaten path and exploring, very much worth it as the main trail is always busy with people.

4 months ago

Love the whole arboretum. Saw a screech owl napping in a tree on my last hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views and terrific scenery on just about every trail. Check out the Three Sisters mountains to the East once you reach the summit!

hiking
4 months ago

Trail #1 is moderate with incline to the summit. A few benches are scattered throughout the trail to help with rest if needed. Trail #3 will meetup with trail #1 about midway. Once you reach the top walk around the summit and enjoy the views.

The summit was pretty brutal, very steep and Rocky. Rocks weren't bothersome until heading down where it was slick ..had a couple scraped knees with the kids ages 5 and 6. summit was beautiful! a very nice, very local hike to take .

Great hike! Took the 2nd right on the way down (trail #4) and got to see a really beautiful forest! Total distance was increased to 3.9 miles.

beautiful way to explore the outdoors. Don't care for the main trail but the lower ones are great

I love hiking this trail, lots of foot traffic and some horses. Its beautiful!. You get your work out. Few minutes out of town.

hiking
6 months ago

Great conditioning hike if you move fast. Decent incline whole way up. Okay views at the summit, however only of the east side. Would go again mainly because its 10 minutes from town, and easy to get too.

Pisgah is less busy than Spencer's butte and a nice change in scenery. This route is also less crowed as the more popular trails(1 and 17). It gives chance to exchange pleasantry, but doesn't overwhelm the trail with crowds of people. This path also cuts out the steep gravel section of trail # 1, but in exchange it offers an almost steeper and slightly muddier(in winter) section on 4, just before it meets back with 1. I am 270 lbs. and with my trekking poles, had no problem tackling this route up Pisgah. It ends with the same sweet payoff, a beautiful view of the three sisters and other cascades mountains on a clear day, as well as the Willamette valley below.

hiking
6 months ago

One of my first hikes after arriving to Oregon from out of state. I liked that it was a short drive from Eugene and easy to get to, perfect for an afternoon hike. You pay a $4 parking fee at this little machine by the parking lot, but it only takes credit/debit, no cash payment option... unless there's someplace to pay in person that I didn't know about! In any case, it was a really pretty arboretum with lots of well marked trails for you to meander along the river, through the trees, or up the mountain. I went on a Sunday afternoon and there was a fair amount of traffic on the trails, but there were also stretches of solo hike time. Nothing wrong with passing some friendly faces and friendly puppers along the way! I thought I was in decent shape but the incline up Mt. Pisgah really took it out of me! I had to stop a few times to catch my breath. Nice view from the top, and lots of space to sit or read or ponder if you're prone to doing that on mountaintops. Oh, and at the base there were clean restrooms and a fountain for filling your water bottle, which was a welcome sight for me. I imagine you could make a full day of hiking here, or just go for a shorter jaunt like I did. I logged the trip on Strava, which says I was moving for about 1.25 hours for a 4 mile loop meandering around and on the mountain, though there was lots of rest time (for catching breath and pondering on the mountain top).

Nice trail, wide, gravelled, but quite steep. Great view from the top!

This was a good hike. It was a little steep, but the trail was wide and well maintained. It wasn't overly crowded for an early Spring day - with some light Oregon drizzle - and people had dogs, on leash. We loved the view from the top, and the shady deciduous trees were nice. But 1000 ft elevation gain in about two miles is a bit steep.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful terrain various from dry to lush. I would say this is light moderate.

Trails are nice and well marked, that’s always a plus, lol. Loved the hike :)

hiking
7 months ago

Very well maintained, even in the winter (with the obvious exception of some mud!). Quite a bit of open space, but also lots of trees for hiking on rainy days ♥️

Great hike with lots of options!

Beautiful views! I’d consider it a moderate hike.

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