Mount Pisgah Arboretum
One of the shining jewels of Lane County, Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a 209-acre living tree museum. Located within Lane County’s Howard Buford Recreation Area, the Arboretum lies between the Coast Fork of the Willamette River & the slopes of Mount Pisgah.
The Arboretum’s riverside trails, quiet paths through evergreen forests, water garden teeming with life, bright wildflower meadows, and open views across oak savannas delight all ages.
Park hours are dawn to dusk every day of the year.
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm.
Skinner Butte is a prominent hill on the north edge of downtown Eugene, Oregon, near the Willamette River. Skinner Butte is a local landmark and the location of Skinner Butte Park. a municipal park,
Spencer Butte is a prominent landmark in Lane County, Oregon on the southern edge of Eugene.
– Elevation of 2,055 feet (626 m)
– World Map Coordinates: 43.98361°N 123.09667°W
– Base of the Butte is approx. 1,300 feet above sea level.
– Spencer Butte hikes are part of the Ridgeline Trail System
– Starting from Main Trail it is only around a 700-foot climb over 1.08 miles.
– Starting from West Route it is 700 feet over 0.6 miles.
Alton Baker Park
Alton Baker Park, Eugene’s largest developed park, has been an indispensable part of the Eugene landscape since 1959. Located right on the banks of the Willamette River directly across from the University of Oregon, Alton Baker has provided a place for denizens of Eugene to bike, run, feed ducks and take their dogs for over fifty years. Alton Baker’s uses and facilities have continued to grow as the city of Eugene has, with the park adding several features in recent years. Alton Baker now boasts its own concert venue and has biking and walking trails that connect all over the Eugene and Springfield area, a canoe canal, a BMX track, a Disc Golf course as well as an undeveloped and natural eastern section to the park, for those wishing to get away from civilization. Alton Baker Park consists of around 400 acres of forest, fields, plains, and trails, and is a great place for relaxing, picnicking, and experiencing nature. Several local events are also hosted in the park every year, including Art and the Vineyard and the Eugene Rotary Duck Race, in addition to the regular concerts hosted at the Cuthbert Amphitheater.