|Address:||Spencer Butte, 85385 S Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97405, USA|
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In need of a nearby hiking fix? Spencer Butte is the perfect place to get away from the city of Eugene and into the forest. Spencer Butte is a prominent landmark in Lane County, Oregon. It is considered Eugene's "backyard hike" because of how close and central it is. Walking through tall douglas firs and the maple trees, you will feel far from civilization - at least until you reach the summit. From the summit, you can see the city of Eugene below. This is a great location to watch the sunrise or sunset.
There are many different trails to take at Spencer Butte but most of them interconnect. Most of these are loop trails. The trails range from easy to moderate and are considered family friendly. Many locals use these trails for morning hikes or trail running.
When the weather is nice Spencer Butte can get pretty crowded, but it is also a nice hike in rainy weather. Just be careful because it can get fairly muddy.
NOTE: Watch out for poison oak and rattlesnakes.
Round trip: about 2 hours - it depends on which trailhead you start at, but expect about an hour to the top of the summit and an hour down.
Elevation gain: about 721 feet
Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don't feed the wildlife.Read More
From Eugene, Oregon
- Head north toward Coburg Rd (249 ft)
- Merge onto Coburg Rd (0.2 mi)
- Turn right onto E 4th Ave (0.3 mi)
- Turn left onto Pearl St (1.2 mi)
- Continue onto Amazon Pkwy (0.6 mi)
- Continue straight (180 ft)
- Turn right onto E 27th Ave (0.1 mi)
- Turn left onto Willamette St (3.4 mi)
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