- Address: 85385 S Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97405, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-5416824800
- Tags: Trail, Park, Landmark, Family And Kids
Spencer Butte is a renowned landmark in Oregon that is at an elevation of 2,055 feet (626 meters). Spencer Butte is easily accessible from Spencer Butte Park and has two hiking trails to the summit. One of them is a 1.2 miles trail which is longer but an easier route while the other is a 0.6-mile trail which is shorter, but the climb is a bit difficult. The kind of tree that you can find predominantly in butte is Douglas-fir; however, the butte is treeless at its summit. The view from the top is truly mesmerizing and if you can make time to catch the sunset, you won’t be disappointed. Go for a hike on a beautiful day and enjoy the gorgeous view of Eugene from the top.
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Spencer Butte Reviews & Ratings
There are two paths to the summit. We took the more difficult one and towards the top there isn't really a trail we could see and it's just like find your own way to the summit. But its beautiful once you make it there. And then going down the easy path made our life easier
Spencer Butte has to be my favorite hike in the greater Eugene area. One time we hiked to the top, and it was super foggy when we began our hike, however, when we got to the top of the butte, we were in bright sunshine, ABOVE the clouds, and looking all around, it seemed as if we must be in heaven, high in the sky on top of the clouds. It was really one of the most beautiful things I've ever experienced in my life. I wish I still had a picture, looking down at the clouds below us.
View at the top is fantastic. Gives a good workout going up a lot of stairs. Trails are all maintained very well.
A very nice place to overlook Eugene. We took one of the longer trails and started from Martin St. From there you'll walk about 1.5 hours to the top. Of course, this is also a great trail for running. The last part you will come out of the shade of the huge trees. Bring water and clothes if the wind is blowing it can get pretty chilly up there. The squirrels are aggressively attacking your food.
Always a beautiful hike --challenging but beautiful. Bring water and anything else you might need. Plenty of parking and trails that connect. The trail up to the summit is tough but manageable, just be careful not to take the trail that appears shorter because it actually requires some climbing up rock faces. Accidentally went that way on our first visit, lesson learned. Best views in the area and very well maintained.