Hiking - Mount Pisgah

Start off the New Year with an early morning sunrise hike.  Sunrise is at 7:48AM, and the hike up takes about a half hour to an hour, depending on each person's pace. 

A great hike close to Eugene that offers a gradual climb, scenic views of the Willamette Valley, along with distant silohuettes of the Three Sisters and Diamond Peak.

A video of my last sunrise hike on Mount Pisgah: http://youtu.be/i4iWNUkI7jw

Trail Info: The main trail for Mount Pisgah is 3.0 miles round trip and has an elevation gain of 1000'.  The trail is somewhat in comparison to Spencer Butte, which is 2.32 miles round trip with 800' of elevation gain.

We will meet at the main trail, next to the gate and kiosk at 6:00AM and leave shortly afterwards.  We will hike up together, watch the sunrise, take some pictures at the top, and then head back down. Parking at Mount Pisgah is $4 per car, and an annual permit is available at REI, Bi-Mart, as well as other local outdoor stores. The permit also covers other parks in Lane County. Great purchase if you hike often.

Please dress accordingly and bring water, a snack, and a headlamp. Bring a friend if you would like.

Contact: Matthew Howell - (541)[masked]

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  • Kathy

    What a gorgeous day and spectacular view!

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Matthew H.

    Beautiful sunrise this morning! Great way to start the New Year. Thanks everyone that showed up.

    January 1, 2014

  • nora t.

    Unfortunately I broke my foot, slipped on an icy rock climbing up Spencers Butte....so, I'll be off my foot for another three weeks!!! UGH! I hate it!

    December 29, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      Sorry to hear about your foot. Get well soon.

      January 1, 2014

  • Lou B.

    Sorry I didn't make It bit off more than I could chew.

    1 · January 1, 2014

    • Matthew H.

      Thanks for calling this morning and leaving a message. Sorry you couldn't make it.

      January 1, 2014

  • BW

    If any body wants to carpool, we can meet at Albertsons ( 30th and Hilyard St.) at 5:30 am. I have a day use pass.

    1 · December 27, 2013

  • Susanna

    Enjoy the sunrise. Personally, I will be sleeping as the sun rises. Have a safe and Happy New Year!

    1 · December 26, 2013

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