Eagles Rest Trail

MODERATE 62 reviews
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Eagles Rest Trail is a 9.3 mile out and back trail located near Dexter, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2086 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

wild flowers

muddy

No Facilities, parking off the gravel road.

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1 month ago

This trail originates from Hardesty trailhead and ends at Eagles rest. It is about 12 miles round trip. From Hardesty trailhead hike in .4 miles and take a right onto clearly marked Goodman creek trail. From this point hike forward 4 miles around the edge of the resorvoir for a short distance then through old growth Douglas fir forest along gradually rising Goodman creek. The trail then leaves the creek and crosses a road. The next 1.5 mile section is slightly steeper, passing the Ash Swale shelter and making another road crossing. The steepest part of the trail is the final .5 mile ascent up to Eagles rest. There was a fire lookout on the rocky overlook but it is gone now. The view is of the Lost Creek drainage to the south and Mt June to the east. No view of the cascade volcanos but a nice hike that is only 30 minutes from Eugene

1 month ago

Beautiful view and lots of wild flowers (during the summer). Trailhead is pretty hard to find though. The Google maps directions that are attached are inaccurate. Instead of the 1.4 mile stopping point they guide you to, you should actually proceed up Goodman Creek road for 3 miles. At about 2.5 miles you will encounter a fork, keep to the left. About .5 miles after that the parking lot will be on the right. Once in the lot take the small trail upward of your position, this will lead to Eagles Rest. If you follow the trail sign across the gravel road, you will be at the upper approach to the Goodman trail.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

This hike has some gorgeous views. There was a small incline toward the end of the trail.

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2 months ago

We went in the rainy months, very muddy at the lower part of the trail. But after you cross the logging road, it was like a whole different environment. You get to see a couple different types of Oregon forest on this trail and it's a good workout. View from the top is of the surrounding hills, you can see part of a town but other than that, it's not a stunning view (it faces the opposite direction of Lookout Point Reservoir to the North). The parking lot was small (maybe 4 or 5 SMALL cars could fit) but not exactly hard to find, just not overly marked.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

this hike was amazing! bit hard to find tho.
what the guy down there said is pretty accurate, but I wasn't sure where to turn off the highway because GPS will have you turn right much farther than you should...
Off 58, turn onto goodman creek dr, go down the gravel road for about 3 miles and take the left in the fork in the road. after about a half a mile there is a parking lot to the right that is steep and holds about 5 cars. there is no trailhead but its on the right side of the lot.
we had no idea if we had arrived at the right place, but we decided to do it anyways and found some girls halfway up that confirmed it was Eagles Rest.
foggy the whole time we hiked but it made the forest look that much cooler. kind of bummed at the top when it was foggy, but I wanted to wait it out and thank goodness we did because all the clouds passed and we were able to see the whole valley, no clouds.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Hiked on Friday 5/13/17. Weather was cold and socked-in. It started to hail lightly while I was on the summit. Due to the clouds I didn't get to fully appreciate the view; but the hike alone was beautiful. I drove up Goodman Creek Road and started at the lower (unmarked) trailhead that is just across from the top of Goodman Creek Trail. This lower trail crosses NF-509 to reach the upper Trailhead. the upper Trailhead is only marked with a brown Trailhead sign (nothing notes it as Eagle's Rest Trail).

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4 months ago

This is a beautiful trail it's maybe 2-3 miles one way only took 1 1/2 hours mostly all uphill the view is amazing at the top!

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Everything you need to know about this hike 3/15/17:
The trail head is difficult to find and the marker is hidden in the bushes. After you turn off willamette highway, follow the road for approximately 3-4 miles and you will come to a fork, keep left. Drive slow, there are pretty bad pot holes. Continue another mile or so and you will come across the "parking lot" on the right side of the road. You can recognize the "parking lot" because it has a fairly steep "driveway" (15 yards or so long), there is space for about 5 cars, and there is another road that continues past the parking lot to the right. The trailhead is on the right/uphill side of the parking lot, again it is terribly marked and hardly even looks like a trailhead. Here are some indicators you are on the trail:
-it is uphill the entire way
-there is a (creepy) 3 walled covered shelter about half way up
-when you hit the paved road about 2/3 of the way up the trail continues across the road slightly to the right, there is a hiker sign there
Also, you might as well turn off the GPS as soon as you turn off the highway, it will say "arrived" when you are still a couple miles from the trial head. Finally, the trail is definitely not 9 miles round trip, I would guess more like 6 miles round trip. we made it up in an hour and a half and about an hour down. The trail is very muddy in places but the view at the top is great!

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

I hiked this on 3/19/17 and the trail from the lower trailhead to the paved road was very muddy. Thankfully, that was the only thing I didn't like about this hike. The trees and scenery on the way up (and down) were beautiful and the view from the top was absolutely gorgeous.
Tips: there is no bathroom, parking is limited, and overall this was a lightly trafficked trail in March. I'm sure it gets worse over Summer.

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5 months ago

Breathtaking!