South Hills Ridgeline Trail

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South Hills Ridgeline Trail is a 9.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Eugene, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1847 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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2 days ago

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13 days ago

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13 days ago

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16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

We've done this trail system many times. Some portions we've mountain biked but my go-to is the Blanton to Fox Hollow portion. It's a great easy hike and if you're a runner it's a nice running trail.

1 month ago

I enjoy all the different possibilities for this trail system. Depending on how hard or easy of a hike you want to do, you can select different routes and starting locations for variety and not get bored with the same trail over and over again.

1 month ago

This hike is shaded and easy.

1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Great for kids and trail running.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

3 months ago

Awesome trail. Easy hike to Spencer's Butte.

5 months ago

The hike is okay, easy trail. It's usually a busy area though. Also my car window was broken out in the parking area so beware of thieves!!!!

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Easy, peaceful hike through the woods.

7 months ago

7 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

KKEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEASH! I run this trail nearly 3 times a week and 99% of the dogs are off leash even though the trails are CLEARLY marked saying dogs must be kept on a leash. Well, of course some asshat owner brings an aggressive dog to a 3' wide trail and I got bit! She had leashed the dog to let another runner pass, and she didn't see that runner was running towards me, so I stopped to let that runner pass and as he did, the owner bent down, unleashed her dog and it turned and nailed my calf - BAM. Thank god I was standing still or it would have be serious tearing of flesh! Super aggressive dog. Was growling at me the whole time she was trying to give me the rabies tag info as blood was coming down my leg. I was so pissed at this woman! Lane County and Eugene City have a law that ALL dog bites that draw blood must be reported to the police and animal control. So I did. And I'll be sending her my Urgent Care bill as well. KEEP YOUR DOGS LEASHED!

hiking
9 months ago

Great but heavily used. A note about this map: The sections that are marked with the words"Ridgeline Trail" are not the trail but rather heavy rock roads for power company access to major electrical distribution lines. The trail on the map going to the top of Spencer Butte is an old user trail that is posted to stay off. Poor trail prone to erosion. The city has plans for developing a trail on this side but please don't use this one now.