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Thurston Hills

Hike unmarked roads and trails to an incredible view of Jasper Valley and Thurston.
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 1.1 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour

Overview :  Up in the Thurston Hills, past the Mountain Gate housing developments are two small hills. The smaller one has a nice viewpoint about... more »

Tips:  To get here take Hwy 126 east from I-5 in Springfield all the way to Main Street. Turn left at the light. Drive East and turn right ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking/Trailhead

Park here and walk a few feet forward to a view of Jasper Meadows housing development. Turn right up to a small hill or turn left for the much better hike up the big hill.

2. Potato Hill Summit

No real views from the top of this hill. There is a pile of trash here though.

3. Jasper Meadows Viewpoint

Nice view of the Jasper Meadows area, a new housing development in Springfield.

4. Junction

Keep right here.

5. Big Hill Summit

Nice views of the Jasper Valley all the way out to Pleasant Hill.

6. Thurston Viewpoint

From this rock you get a nice view north to Thurston area of Springfield.