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Hiking - Spencer Butte

Spencer Butte is a dominate landmark on the southern border of Eugene.  The butte, as it is referred to as by local hikers, stands at 2055' with a panoramic view from its summit.  The butte has a great hiking trail that winds along through the tall Douglas firs that climbs to the top.  At just 2.3 miles round trip with 800' of elevation gain, the hike is suitable for all ages.

Directions: From downtown Eugene, take Willamette Street heading south as the numbered streets increase.  Follow Willamette Street to the right at the fork in the road shortly after 29th, where it splits with Donald.  Continue on Willamette Street up the hill, passing the lower trail that is marked "Ridgeline".  The parking lot for the butte is on the left, shortly after Camas, a private street.  You should see a green sign on the left marked "Spencer Butte Park", like the picture below.  The parking lot is large and paved.  If it isn't paved you are at the wrong spot and need to head further up Willamette Street.









We will meet together at the stairs and hike up the trail together.  Be sure to bring some water and good hiking shoes or boots that can get muddy, along with a headlamp or flashlight for the hike down.  The trail is heavily used and can get muddy as well as slippery. We will take some time at the top to sit and enjoy the views, relax, talk some, take pictures, before we head back down.

Contact: Matthew Howell - (541)[masked]

Hope to see you there.

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  • Brad B.

    Sorry folks but the weather is not looking real good for a Spencer Butte climb. Were suppose to have great weather all next week so I'm sensing some good hiking and biking ahead!

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • Brad B.

    Enjoy the break and hurry up and get well.

    1 · August 12, 2014

    • Matthew H.

      I wish I could make it heal faster, but I know if I don't give it the rest it needs, I might not be hiking for a long time. Hoping a week off from things will allow me enough time. See you next week.

      August 12, 2014

  • Darlene W.

    Hi Brad,
    Sorry I have to cancel too...
    Maybe next time..
    Matt, wishing you a speedy recovery !!!

    1 · August 12, 2014

  • Matthew H.

    I am going to take a few days off this week from activities to let an injured foot heal fully. I will be at things by this weekend. Just needing time off from things to let it heal so I can enjoy all the hiking, biking, and backpacking I have planned this fall.

    August 11, 2014

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