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Eagles Rest Trail

Willamette Foothills, Oregon

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  • Small parking area and trailhead for Eagles Rest Trail. - Eagles Rest Trail
  • Eagles Rest Trail in the Willamette National Forest. - Eagles Rest Trail
  • Sun shining through the trees in the Willamette National Forest.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • Eagles Rest Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • The trail is very popular with mountain bikers.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • Eagles Rest Trail.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • Wildflowers are scattered along the trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • Ash Swale Shelter in the Willamette National Forest.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • Ash Swale Shelter.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • The reconstructed Ash Swale Shelter.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • Eagles Rest Trail.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • Sign for Upper Eagles Rest Trail after crossing the BLM road. - Eagles Rest Trail
  • The Pacific madrone tree.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • Sun shining through the trees in the Willamette National Forest. - Eagles Rest Trail
  • View from the top of Eagles Rest.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • Eagles Rest Trail.- Eagles Rest Trail
  • Eagles Rest Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Eagles Rest Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Good views.
Cons: 
Lots of mountain bikers.
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Region:
Willamette Foothills, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
1,400.00 ft (426.72 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking, Horseback
Total Distance: 
4.60 mi (7.40 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,600.00 ft (487.68 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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If you're looking for a good place to explore close to Eugene, the 2.3-mile trail up to the top of Eagles Rest will provide you with a moderate hike and a view of the Willamette National Forest. The lush, green trail will provide you with plenty of shade during the summer months and some protection from the rain the rest of the year. The trail can be pretty muddy during the winter. 

Eagles Rest Trail passes by the Ash Swale Shelter that was once a shelter for fire lookouts that used to be on Eagles Rest as well as Hardesty Mountain. Originally built in the 1930s, it was reconstructed in the 1990s and is used by hikers and mountain bikers as a place to rest and relax along the trail. 

For a longer hike you can connect to the Goodman Creek Trail or the Hardesty Mountain Trail. All of these trails are popular with mountain bikers and trail runners, so be sure to keep an eye/ear out for them. 

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