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Goodman Creek Trail

Willamette Foothills, Oregon

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  • Parking area for Hardesty Mountain trails.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Vault toilet in the parking area.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Trailhead and information for Hardesty Mountain trails. - Goodman Creek Trail
  • Information on Hardesty area trails. - Goodman Creek Trail
  • Hike a quarter mile on the Hardesty Mountain Trail before reaching the Goodman Creek Trailhead.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Take the trail to the right for the Goodman Creek Trail.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Sign for the Goodman Creek Trail.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Goodman Creek Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Some of the trail can be a little waterlogged at times.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Goodman Creek Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Woodpecker in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Goodman Creek Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Goodman Creek in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Thistle in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Log bridge over Goodman Creek. - Goodman Creek Trail
  • Goodman Creek Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Goodman Creek Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • Be sure to follow the trail rules. - Goodman Creek Trail
  • Where the Goodman Creek Trail crosses the BLM road and becomes the Eagles Rest Trail.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • The Goodman Creek Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • The Goodman Creek Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • The Goodman Creek Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
  • The Goodman Creek Trail in the Willamette National Forest.- Goodman Creek Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Shady trail.
Cons: 
Lots of mountain bikers.
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Region:
Willamette Foothills, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
600.00 ft (182.88 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking, Horseback
Total Distance: 
7.80 mi (12.55 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,000.00 ft (304.80 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Hardesty area trail system just outside of Eugene is a great place to explore the Willamette National Forest. The Goodman Creek Trial is a good for a long hike, but you won't be alone. Watch for other trail users such as mountain bikers and trail runners because it is a very popular spot for both. 

The Goodman Creek Trail starts a quarter mile from the Hardesty Mountain Trailhead. Watch for signs where the two trails diverge. The trail winds its way through the old-growth forests and up toward Eagles Rest. Small waterfalls can be found along the way by taking a few short trails down toward the creek. There are no good viewpoints on this section of the trail, but if you're willing to go a few extra miles you can connect with the Eagles Rest Trail for a view of the valley. After reaching the forest road there will be a small parking area and a trail sign leading up to Eagles Rest. 

Parts of the trail can be muddy and waterlogged depending on the season. There are a few log foot bridges along the trail. There is a vault toilet, picnic tables and a staging area for horses at the parking area.

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