Explore the most popular trail running trails near Eugene with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike! Took the 2nd right on the way down (trail #4) and got to see a really beautiful forest! Total distance was increased to 3.9 miles.

beautiful way to explore the outdoors. Don't care for the main trail but the lower ones are great

Great trail... two fairly easy peaks to climb with lush forest and vegetation!

I love hiking this trail, lots of foot traffic and some horses. Its beautiful!. You get your work out. Few minutes out of town.

I love this hike ! Is a low key hike full of people. Pretty safe . Just few minutes out of town. I been hiking here for over 25 years .

My husband and I walked this, we took the path to the left, if was a great hike. Short and a bit of a climb. We had it all to ourselves. There were others there but we did not met up with anyone until we got to the top. Right before the top it was a scramble to get up, but that just made it a little fun. Views were spectacular, we came down the other way and enjoyed the walk down, although it was a big congested with foot traffic.

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27 days ago

This hike is righteous any time of year. It has numerous trailheads with about three levels of difficulty, none of which are THAT difficult, but the short trailhead does have a small scramble.

My first time was in winter after an ice storm a cpl January's ago. From the big parking lot on Willamette St near Glenfiddich there's a cpl trailheads, the .7 mi "hard" that has a nice middle point that has good views of the valley towards the coast then at the top you get a nice panoramic of the valley, the coast range, and the sisters. maybe mt hood on a nice day. ..I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure .

my favorite way to go, since I have to access the trail by public transit, is the Fox Hollow trailhead. it's actually the Ridgeline trail, off Fox hollow. there's a bus stop near fox hollow and Saratoga that adds half a mile to the hike if you need public transit, it's not bad. the fox hollow route is basically an out and back that switchbacks and connects trails. it's all pretty easy to figure out using this app or the signage.

You can do this hike alone, as I have every time, but it'd be a lot cooler with a friend or s.o. or family. Be sure to bring a light if you're coming down after sunset. I've started at about 6pm and made sunset perfect timing and not had to be in too much dark.

go do this hike!

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1 month ago

Great conditioning hike if you move fast. Decent incline whole way up. Okay views at the summit, however only of the east side. Would go again mainly because its 10 minutes from town, and easy to get too.

If you go to the main entrance there are two paths you can take once you approach the large sign with the map. If you take the left you won’t be disappointed. Pretty short but very steep, lots of rocks, and the view from the top is amazing. Found myself wondering if I was even on a trail at times! Go down the other side to head back to the parking lot once you’re ready to leave the top, will make your hike just a bit longer.

Pisgah is less busy than Spencer's butte and a nice change in scenery. This route is also less crowed as the more popular trails(1 and 17). It gives chance to exchange pleasantry, but doesn't overwhelm the trail with crowds of people. This path also cuts out the steep gravel section of trail # 1, but in exchange it offers an almost steeper and slightly muddier(in winter) section on 4, just before it meets back with 1. I am 270 lbs. and with my trekking poles, had no problem tackling this route up Pisgah. It ends with the same sweet payoff, a beautiful view of the three sisters and other cascades mountains on a clear day, as well as the Willamette valley below.

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1 month ago

Walked this trail with an almost 3-year-old, 7, and 11 yo. A really easy, mildly steep, but quick hike that leads to truly beautiful views on both sides. A great family-friendly hike with a view deserves a 5!

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1 month ago

One of my first hikes after arriving to Oregon from out of state. I liked that it was a short drive from Eugene and easy to get to, perfect for an afternoon hike. You pay a $4 parking fee at this little machine by the parking lot, but it only takes credit/debit, no cash payment option... unless there's someplace to pay in person that I didn't know about! In any case, it was a really pretty arboretum with lots of well marked trails for you to meander along the river, through the trees, or up the mountain. I went on a Sunday afternoon and there was a fair amount of traffic on the trails, but there were also stretches of solo hike time. Nothing wrong with passing some friendly faces and friendly puppers along the way! I thought I was in decent shape but the incline up Mt. Pisgah really took it out of me! I had to stop a few times to catch my breath. Nice view from the top, and lots of space to sit or read or ponder if you're prone to doing that on mountaintops. Oh, and at the base there were clean restrooms and a fountain for filling your water bottle, which was a welcome sight for me. I imagine you could make a full day of hiking here, or just go for a shorter jaunt like I did. I logged the trip on Strava, which says I was moving for about 1.25 hours for a 4 mile loop meandering around and on the mountain, though there was lots of rest time (for catching breath and pondering on the mountain top).

great hike and view. Even though it rained, still had a great view!

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2 months ago

Beautiful terrain various from dry to lush. I would say this is light moderate.

Trails are nice and well marked, that’s always a plus, lol. Loved the hike :)

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2 months ago

Very well maintained, even in the winter (with the obvious exception of some mud!). Quite a bit of open space, but also lots of trees for hiking on rainy days ♥️

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2 months ago

Took my 5 1/2 year old and we completed it at a good pace in no time. Beautiful trail, great people as always.

Great hike with lots of options!

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3 months ago

Lovely view from the top!!

Beautiful views! I’d consider it a moderate hike.

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

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3 months ago

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

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3 months ago

less crowded then spencers butte, but about the same difficulty, be aware you have to pay to park. also try the trail up from the back side if you like a few people

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3 months ago

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

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3 months 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.

on Spencer Butte Trail

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3 months ago

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

great view at the top!!

I give it 5 stars because this is a mostly leash free trail, and my dog loves an off leash hike. Beautiful at the summit and the whole way up. I can't wait to see it in the spring!

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.

Mt. Pisgah offers a variety of trails for all fitness levels. The views from the summit are stunning. Equally beautiful are the trails just beyond the event center which are not as physically challenging and where many trees are identified. Plus, this park has nice restrooms.

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