hiking
22 days 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
23 days 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 :)

birding
26 days 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
27 days 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!

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.

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
2 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!

hiking
2 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.

great hike and view. Even though it rained, still had a great view!

hiking
3 months ago

Took my 5 1/2 year old and we completed it at a good pace in no time. Beautiful trail, great people as always.

hiking
4 months ago

Lovely view from the top!!

I went on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and super crowded! Nonetheless, super beautiful view of Eugene/Springfield.

hiking
4 months ago

So fun! Went up the steep trail and down the main path. Was busy but fun!

hiking
4 months ago

fun hike with great views of the city. you can even see autzen.

hiking
5 months ago

The difficulty of this hike is highly dependent on your fitness level. It’s primarily uphill until you reach the viewpoint which offers spectacular views of Eugene. Well marked and easy to find. Heavily trafficked.

on Spencer Butte Trail

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked it this morning and it's absolutely breathless! I would consider this an easy hike, but it depends how fit you are

great view at the top!!

Nicely maintained switchback trail through the woods. This trail saves the strenuous part until the end. There are a series of stone steps, quite steep but not too hard. The view makes it a five star hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Good maintained trail. We started hiking about 8am and were done around 11. We did take our time and take plenty of pictures at the top. Very pretty! We went on a sunny day and it was absolutely beautiful!

Did this at 8 in the morning in December, and it was nice and peaceful but by the time we were down at 930 there were quite a lot of people so go early to avoid crowds!

hiking
5 months ago

The whole trail is already beautiful but the peak is just breathtaking! It’s a pretty populated trail so if you like solitude, this probably isn’t the trail for you. Expect it to be a bit muddy and/or slippery if it has rained recently. This a trail for all ages and I’ll definitely be coming back!

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is very well maintained but also super muddy if there’s a good rain before you go. If you don’t like to be around a bunch of people when you hike, I wouldn’t recommend this one. There were a lot of people when I did it. But the views were beautiful.

Went at dusk and took a flashlight. Only saw one person going up. It was a great hike for a Saturday evening.

Moderate with steps at the top. Started in the dark and saw the sunrise. Breathtaking views. Highly recommend . Not many people on a early Monday morning in oct

This trail is very crowded on a Saturday but fun. If you are not pretty fit you will huff and puff on the way up. The footing is a bit slippery but all in all the trip is worth it.

A first for our family! Enjoyed immensely!

hiking
9 months ago

There is an easy side and a hard side. If you take the hard side pay attention to where you are going. It is easy to lose the trail at the top and follow the super hard path. Still tons of fun and a nice short hike with a great view. The trail leading up is also beautiful and worth stopping to look around every now and again.

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