Best Easy Day Hikes Eugene, Oregon  by Art Bernstein, Lynn Bernstein

Best Easy Day Hikes: Eugene, Oregon Guide Book

by Art Bernstein, Lynn Bernstein (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Eugene, Oregon  by Art Bernstein, Lynn Bernstein
Best Easy Day Hikes Eugene, Oregon includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes within ninety miles of Eugene. Discover an amazingly diverse landscape stretching from the Pacific Coast, over the densely forested Coast Range mountains, across the hills and farms of the Willamette Valley, and up to the rocky crest of the volcanic High Cascardes Mountains.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Eugene, Oregon" Guide Book
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This is a short (0.8 mile, of which the first 0.5 is the “official” route), fantastically beautiful trail in a fascinating historic area, to the top of a craggy mountain. On a clear day, you can see f ...
Roseburg, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.0
A favorite local hiking place among Eugene and Springfield residents, the maze of trails in the Buford Park Arboretum offers a variety of choices, all excellent and none very long or difficult. For th ...
Goshen, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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This is an easy path that visits a historic, turn-of-the-century ranch, many beautiful old hazelnut (filbert) orchards, and the riparian zone along the Willamette River. There is an excellent river vi ...
Springfield, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
This easy, charming trail leads to two beautiful alpine lakes in the Three Sisters Wilderness, with a thundering 40-foot waterfall in between. The path to the lower lake is nearly level and is conside ...
Westfir, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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This is one of Eugene’s best trails—a paved 2.8-mile path through the vast restored wetlands immediately west of Eugene, including the Willamette Daisy Meadow and Meadowlark Prairie. The route crosses ...
Eugene, OR - Hiking,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
This easy to moderate trail visits a beautiful, fishable, eighty acre lake dammed by a large lava flow and surrounded on three sides by steep, forested slopes. Hikers can catch glimpses of Linton Fall ...
Eugene, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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This is the very definition of an “easy” and “best” hike. The route, a portion of the 26-mile McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, takes you on a 4.0-mile (out and back) walk along the beautiful ...
Eugene, OR - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.0
This 3.0-mile loop visits the most scenic portion of the beautiful McKenzie River, through dense forest and past two of its most impressive highlights, the 70-foot Koosah Falls and the 100-foot Sahali ...
Eugene, OR - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.0
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This short, relatively easy path is considered a highlight of Eugene’s 6.3-mile Ridgeline Trail system (except for the side trails up Spencer Butte). While rather steep, it only takes fifteen or twent ...
Eugene, OR - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.0
This fun and fascinating trail involves sliding down the face of a sand dune and then hiking a mile across the sand to the ocean. The trail follows a classic Oregon Coast dunes profile, beginning ...
Tahkenitch Lake, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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Pre’s Trail is a popular and nationally famous 4.1-mile loop (made up of three loops) that explores virtually every corner of Alton Baker Park, Eugene’s largest. Among the millions of running and j ...
Eugene, OR - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.1
This short, easy loop visits two spectacular waterfalls in the Cascade Mountains, each about 200 feet high. The sign at the trailhead advises users to begin the loop using the trailhead on the right, ...
Eugene, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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The Ribbon Trail—a marvelous little path along a densely forested ravine, smack in the middle of Eugene—feels for all the world like remote wilderness. The route ends at the south end of Hendricks Par ...
Eugene, OR - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.6
The Row River Trail is a popular, 16-mile biking, hiking, and running path that begins in downtown Cottage Grove, skirts the edge of beautiful Dorena Lake, and then follows the Row River. The path, bu ...
Springfield, OR - Hiking,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.7
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This is a short, easy hike on a well-lit, paved path, featuring a beautiful promenade along the Willamette River at the back end of the Valley River Center shopping mall (Eugene’s largest). It then fo ...
Eugene, OR - Hiking,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
This 2.0-mile segment of the 5.0-mile North Bank Path follows the Willamette River through Alton Baker Park, Eugene’s largest park. The park entrance area, with its duck ponds and the DeFazio Footbrid ...
Eugene, OR - Hiking,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.0
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Salt Creek Falls, at 284 feet high, is second in Oregon only to Multnomah Falls, and this short hike (0.4 mile one-way) is absolutely spectacular. A final 0.1 mile beyond the “official” hike is far to ...
Westfir, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
Despite its steepness, the Spencer Butte Trail is included for two reasons: First, it is quite short; and second, it is by far the most spectacular trail that the city of Eugene has to offer. For this ...
Eugene, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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The Sweet Creek Trail is a lush, magnificent 2.7 mile path in five segments and four trailheads. The described hike covers only the first two segments, with the three others listed as “options.” The i ...
Reedsport, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
This is a short, easy hike through the woods and past a small lake to the beginning of a longer and much more difficult trail through the dunes. Hikers arrive at Taylor Lake after 0.1 mile, at a l ...
Siltcoos Lake, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.0
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