Spencer Butte Trail

MODERATE 370 reviews
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Spencer Butte Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Eugene, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
705 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

Lovely view from the top!!

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

hiking
13 days ago

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

hiking
21 days ago

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

hiking
26 days 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.

hiking
28 days ago

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

1 month ago

great view at the top!!

1 month ago

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
1 month 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!

1 month ago

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
1 month 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
2 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.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

A first for our family! Enjoyed immensely!

hiking
5 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.

hiking
5 months ago

It's definitely a moderate hike. Be prepared for a lot of people, especially on a beautiful day. The steps at the top are the most challenging part. Take trekking poles if you've got them!

6 months ago

Love it

6 months ago

I hike this beauty every Friday!!! Right before sunrise!!!

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