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Eagles Rest Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dexter, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 1,328 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

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Getting There

Pleasant, easy hike with a great view at the end. Especially nice if you don't want to drive too far from the Eugene/Springfield area. Directions: You will eventually find a 5 car parking lot on your right. Park there and head up for a little over a mile and half, cross the road and pick up the trail to the right, follow that for a mile to the top of Eagles Rest. No facilites

To Eagles Rest trailhead from the Eugene: On highway 58, turn right immediately after the sign for the Hardesty Trail turnoff but before the actual turnoff, which is across the bridge. Drive ~3.3 miles up this road. A mountain bike or use an off-road vehicle is your best option for this road as as there are many deep potholes along the track. At 2.6 miles, there is a Y in the road. Go left. Go another .7 miles and to your right is a primitive turnoff. There are no signs for the trail.

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Reviews (169)
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Recordings (101)
Completed (320)
Elizabeth Runte
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HikingMuddy

Great trail but very muddy. Come prepared with good shoes! The hike is really closer to 6,0 miles. Loads of potholes so beware if you have low clearance.

Elizabeth Van Liefde
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HikingMuddy

Great hike, muddy right now but worth it. View at the top is beautiful. Well canopied trail the whole way up. A tip about the trail head - after driving the 3.2 miles off hwy 58, the parking area is on the right side. The trail head sign points you to the left across the road . Don’t go that way - the trail begins at the corner edge of the parking area, to the right. Hard to see, Overgrown a bit, but then it opens up and it’s wonderful!

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Ron Hjelm
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful hike this morning with a nice few at the top as the clouds were burning off in the valleys. Well maintained trail. Very muddy...both of my labs loved it. Potholes on the access road will swallow VW Beatles...all others will be fine

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Raghuveer Parthasarathy
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HikingMuddy

*Very* muddy, but a beautiful forest with nice views at the top. As others note, the trailhead is on the parking side of the street (right, as you're arriving) and is a bit hidden at the left-back-end of the parking area. (See Elizabeth's review, also today.) It looks like one can also drive to the intersection of the road and trail about 0.5 miles from the top.

Mike Shaw
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HikingMuddy

Muddy but enjoyable! The view at the top is worth it.

Cady Wills
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HikingMuddy

Great trail! Definitely muddy but nothing hiking boots can’t handle. Road up has potholes, but isn’t terrible! Plenty of Subaru’s going up and down. Great view at the top!!

Marisa Rubino
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HikingMuddy

Great trail! Extremely muddy- mainly on the section from the lower trail head until you reach the upper trail head. Beautiful views at the top!

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Robin M.
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Hiking

Trail is open and very muddy. Second time up and was very cloudy and raining but beautiful. Great hike!

Zoe Kohler-Boland
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Hiking

EAGLES REST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED!

Mercedes Cervantes
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Holly Torres
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Hiking

Very nice, kept trail. Beautiful views of the upper dam lake. Enjoyable

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42 And Hiking
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Tonya S.
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HikingMuddy

Great little trail. No view today, but I’m sure it’s amazing when clear. If you have dogs who are afraid of gun fire I wouldn’t recommend taking them. Busy shooting area nearby.

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Savannah Lozano-Studstrup
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HikingMuddy

I absolutely loved this trail. I only saw two other people on my way down, which always makes me happy as hiking is a way for me to get away from folx for a while. Woods felt super magical, and the shelter (est. 1930) about halfway was a nice spot to stop for a couple minutes. It was a beautiful day, but when I got to the top it was too cloudy to see anything so I’ll just have to go back on a clearer day to see what the summit overlooks. Definitely muddy right now so wear appropriate shoes. The gravel road to the trailhead has a lot of big pot holes so drive carefully.

Jon Bongiorno
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Alex Binder
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Jessica Cardone
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Amber Schofield
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Hiking

I loved this trail. So pretty and a great view at the top. This trail will be going into my regular rotation for sure!

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Max Morrison
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HikingMuddy

Really beautiful — you see different stages of forest growth. The view at the top is well worth it. A little muddy during late December. Overall the trail is really well maintained.

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Taylor Brentano
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Hiking

Hiked on Nov 29 2019. Only a few groups on the trail which is always nice. Would only rate the trail as moderate, not hard. There was one, small-ish, log to climb over and the incline isn't really until you cross the road for the latter half of the hike. There was snow on the ground but the trail itself was mostly clear. A pretty forest hike with pretty views at the top. Also you definitely don't need a 4x4 car to get here! There's potholes but it's not bad.

Noah Wilskey
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HikingMuddy

No issues driving in, definitely some pot holes but getting to the trailhead is definitely accessible. Pretty solid day on the trail. Only a couple muddy spots (dry November!) , lots of shrooms sprouting every where and that view at the end is a great spot to just plop up for a bit and soak in the beauty of Oregon and the trees.

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Emily Looney
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Hiking

First section would be great for mountain biking, but it wasn’t challenging as a hike. I didn’t realize that there’s a road in the middle of the path and you can drive to the trail point of the harder hike. The harder part was too short for me, I was hoping for a more challenging hike. It is beautiful the whole way though! I saw a huge buck in the middle of the upper hike (sorry I don’t know what that part is called) and it was awesome!

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Nick Skelton
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Hiking

This is an excellent trail. great shape and well maintained. pretty easy for a couple of miles, then a pretty tough climb with lots of switchbacks to the summit. The views are outstanding. I was amazed that we only saw a few people. One of the best hikes we've done.

Taylor Caputo
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Hiking

Great trail. It was maintained and no one was in the parking lot. It’s good for hiking, biking, dog walking, nature, etc. Enjoy the hike! The road to the trail has ALOT of pot holes.

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Wendy Simrin
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July 22 hiked the trail with no problems. The road was clear of fallen trees. Lots of pot holes go slow 3.3 miles. There is a place to park off to the right. Trail was easy for the first 2 miles then after the road is when the incline is. I would rate this as somewhat hard towards the end. It took us 1 hour to the summit.

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