Thurston Hills Natural Area

EASY 5 reviews

Thurston Hills Natural Area is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Springfield, Oregon that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1020 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

This is a brand new park with an initial trail in place.

hiking
1 day ago

nice wide gravel trail that switchbacks through the trees. trail is still under construction as of 1.14.18 so it just ends at a muddy road. can't wait for it to be finished and connect to the other side. think I may have found my alternative to Spencers butte without having to drive as far.

hiking
10 days ago

This trail, if you do the whole thing is actually more like 10.5 miles out and back or 5.3 miles one way. The top spine section is super muddy though so don’t wear your pretty sneakers or just cut through next to the trail out of the mud. Still doable but better in dry weather. The back side has nice views on the way down.

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17 days ago

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25 days ago