Explore the most popular walking 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.

I really love hiking this Trail. It is rated moderate, but I think it is fairly easy. The view at the top is well worth the hike!!!!!

I was in town for the Ducks/UCLA game on November 3. It was sort of a homecoming- I was a law student at UO in the late ‘80, and remember being introduced to hiking the many beautiful trails around Eugene. I really looked forward to seeing some old friends and I promised I must return to some of these hiking trails on this trip. As was expected, there was an off-and-on gentle drizzle which didn’t seem to bother my fellow hikers on this crisp late Saturday morning. The hike was moderately strenuous but very worth it as the views of the Willamette Valley from the summit was a deserved treat. I wished I had more time to hike than the hour I spent on the trail since I had to head back into town for the game. I look forward to another trip to Eugene and hopefully spend more enjoyable time hiking its beautiful trials. By the way,the Ducks won.

Easy trail, lots of options if you need a longer hike. Here is a time lapse of the whole trail from Blanton to Hendricks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFU89y9mM1Y

walking
11 days ago

I took the kids and the dog here today.
It was extremely eventful. We ended up throwing out both of their clothes after they were covered in sticker type seeds. I also stepped in poop after picking up after my dog. and they also slid into the pond and filled their boots with pond water. smh.
The trail is especially beautiful in fall. i love it there.

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!

Finally did this hike on Oct 21. Clear, sunny day. The hike up was moderately challenging with nice views to the west, including Spencer Butte and parts of Eugene. Lots of different trails with a gorgeous hilltop view at the summit. Not quite 360 views but close. Could be a great spot for snacking and relaxing while taking in the views. Took the longer southern trail down and it was rocky, steep, and, at times, unsure footing due to steepness and loose rocks and slight over growth. But that made the hike even more interesting. Definitely will do this hike again this coming spring and summer seasons

As a long time Salem resident, I am jealous that Eugene has this and Spencer Butte. Wondering why Salem doesn’t have something like this for a hilltop hike.

a little bit of an overcast day and foggy but when you get to the top simply spectacular.

hiking
22 days ago

I love this hike. It’s fairly easy until about the last stretch there’s a lot of stairs but the view is rewarding. It doesn’t take to long. Looks beautiful during the day or night! I’ve done this hike about 10 times and counting.

This is a great afternoon hike. The Ridgeline trail is a great warmup for the hike up to the butte. I like to do the full Spencer Butte loop to make it a lollipop loop.

By far one of the best places to if you are new to Eugene or just here for a visit. I have used it to drop a few pounds (ok like 40)! A few different starting points and awesome views.

nature trips
1 month ago

Good little trail if you wanna get in some quick exercise. The sunset is glamorous from the top. A little busy, but manageable during the week. I would do it again and maybe even attempt running a little.

WATCH OUT FOR THIEVES! Had my car window broken and backpack stolen out of my car. Bag was empty but they took it anyways. Hide anything that could be misconstrued as valuable when driving around Eugene.

Trail was nice but lacked good viewpoints.

what a great walk.. it has some residential streets and very beautiful trees and river views..

It was a decent hike. It was only 1.8 miles instead of 2.8. Not sure where the extra mile went! :P

walking
1 month ago

Definitely steep but worth it! Be prepared for stone stairs at the top. I’m more out of shape so it took me a few rests any my trekking poles. Well maintained and a great Saturday activity.

walking
2 months ago

Really pretty for a noon walk, but I kept coming upon homeless shelters under the shady trees. Wouldn't do it again alone.

Amazing views! Difficult trail is a lot of fun and has great scenery, easy trail has nice flat surfaces and plenty of stairs.

This is a must see view from the top. The main trail is easy, The west side trail is Hard and steep do not bring small children on this trail. Great hike!

Awesome hike

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in the Willamette Valley. Been up here 4 times in 3 years. Always took the longer route from the northern trailhead but this time parking lot was full today so went to the southern trailhead. Surprised to find much larger parking lot with outhouses and better signage. Probably take this trailhead from now on as it seems to be the main trailhead. There are 2 different routes, one only 0.7 miles but very steep and one that is less steep and meets up with the northern route before ascending.

Today I took the steeper route and it was a blast for me. There was quite a lot of scrambling on rocks and boulders near the top. Definitely not kid or pet friendly. And I doubt I could go down it as I’m more of a hiker and not a climber or scrambler. Took the longer but less steep route back down and that one was very easy.

The views at the top were pretty good though hampered by some wildfire smoke, so could not see the Pacific but was able to see Fernridge reservoir and Eugene and Mount Pisgah.

People who live in Eugene are very lucky to have such a wonderful spot with 360 degree views right on the outskirts of town. I wish Salem could develop trails like this!

Beautiful hike on a perfect day. Hubs thought we were going for a short hike but we ended up going all the way to Spencer Butte Summit

Great trails. Website needs improvement. Get rid of Facebook tie to maps, inexcusably complex and time consuming. It will greatly improve everyone's experience!

Well maintained path for walking and biking.

walking
2 months ago

Great walking trail with kids! The ducks were a plus and the toddler loved it!!

Excellent hike
Starts ver easy in the sunshine!
Gradually get harder before reaching the top.
Fantastic 360 panoramic views.

hiking
2 months ago

Love it and the view is amazing! I made the mistake of going without having eaten (hypoglycemic) and got lightheaded and a bit sick with the elevation increase. It's not an easy trail but it is not at all impossible. Beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

I was here on a Saturday, plenty of parking at 9a but lot was filling up when I left. Trail was well kept. I took the path to the top and at the peak it wasn't immediately obvious where the trail continued so I just went back the same way. But really cool view.

Family friendly, lots of nice doggos, lots of people.

Great views!

super eas quick trail. great for kids

trail running
3 months ago

Nice when I want a flat surface, although it’s quite dusty. Fairly exposed.

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