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Spencer Butte

Eugene's most popular and iconic Butte, with the best view of Eugene/Springfield in the area.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  This hike is the most popular in Eugene. Take your choice of trails through Douglas fir trees. At the top you will find a rocky... more »

Tips:  To get here from downtown Eugene take Willamette Street south. You will find the trailhead listed at POI #6 fist just past 52nd... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking Area

You will find plenty of parking here as well as restrooms.

2. Trail Junction

The easy path is straight ahead. For a shorter/steeper hike take the trail to your left.

3. Spencer Butte Challenge Course

Challenge Course days are booked seven days a week from March through November on a first-come, first-served basis. Courses last from four to eight hours. In addition, the Portable Challenge Course is available for two to six hour programs, can be set up indoors, and is available year-round. Multiple day contracts may include other outdoor... More

4. Trail Junction

Take the trail to the left to head to the summit.

If you head right you will head to parking area at POI #6

5. Spencer Butte Summit

Eugene's best viewpoint with Fern Ridge to the West, and Eugene/Springfield to the North. Look to the East and on clear days you can see the Three Sisters.

6. Ridgeline Trail Parking Area

This parking area is also part of the Ridgeline Trail.