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.  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.  Possibly going to a nearby restaurant for a late lunch afterwards.

Contact: Matt Howell - (541)[masked]

Hope to see you there.

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  • Matthew H.

    Enjoyed the hike and the sunshine up on top. Felt good to sit up there for awhile longer than others and soak up some of the sunshine today. I hope to add an occasional weekend hike of the butte for everyone to enjoy.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Cedar

    Not feeling so great. Probably won't make it to Eugene. darn.

    February 17, 2013

  • Cedar

    See you at the trailhead.

    February 16, 2013

  • John M

    Anyone going from Dallas/Salem area I could carpool with?

    February 16, 2013

  • Michael T.

    Mom and Son fishing trip up north in Washington this weekend.

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Lou B.

    Can't make It !

    February 11, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      Sorry you can't make it. Hopefully another weekend hike of the butte or Mt. Pisgah when possible.

      February 11, 2013

  • Lou B.

    Will most likely make It, going to be a busy weekend for sure and I need It.

    February 11, 2013

  • Laurie

    Crudd! I can't go. A previous commitment resurfaced and I can't figure out how to be two places at once. I will have to catch you folks next time.

    February 3, 2013

  • Laurie

    This will be my first hike with you folks. I am looking forward to meeting everyone. If anyone else comes from north of Eugene, I will be happy to pick you up, as I am coming from Lebanon.

    1 · February 3, 2013

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