Hiking & Bike Trails
Spencer Butte / 2.0 Miles / 1-3 Hours
85385 Willamette St | Eugene OR 97405
This moderate to difficult 1.7 mile (2.7 km) loop trail climbs 784 ft (235 m) before reaching the summit of Spencer Butte. The 360-degree view from the summit makes this short but challenging trail worth the effort for hikers of all ages. Look for views of the Three Sisters and Fern Ridge Reservoir. Connect this trail with other sections of the Ridgeline Trail System for a longer hike.
Mount Pisgah / 3.5 miles / 1-3 hours
Several hiking trails are maintained by the Lane County Parks Department on Mount Pisgah. The summit is accessible by a steep 1.4-mile trail from a parking area near the base of the hill. Several other trails make their way through the adjacent arboretum and up the slopes.
Skinner Butte Trail
Cheshire Ave (The north end of High St) | Eugene OR 97401
This moderate 1 mile forested trail provides a view of the Willamette River and downtown Eugene.
Ridgeline Trail System
Eugene's Ridgeline system rings the southern edge of the city with a series of large, semi-connected parklands. Valued deeply by the community for recreation, open space, and habitat values, the Ridgeline system is accessed through a network of over 12 miles of trail starting at seven main trailheads.
Fern Ridge Path
This 6.9-mile (11.1-km) multi-use path takes you through some of the best birding and wildlife and plant viewing in the Eugene area. Beginning at the Meadowlark Prairie Trailhead on Greenhill Rd, watch for interpretative signage as you head east into the West Eugene Wetlands.
Hamm Road Loop
Explore the scenic diversity of the southern reaches of the Willamette Valley on this cycling route. Follow the Coast Fork of the Willamette River through open farmland and sprawling orchards near Creswell and Cottage Grove, then head into the forested foothills and watch for wildflowers on your way to the plentiful Lorane Valley. This 43-mile loop offers moderate climbs and descents with smooth on-road riding conditions.