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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
4.60 mi (7.40 km)
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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. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Good views.

Cons

Lots of mountain bikers.

Trailhead Elevation

1,600.00 ft (487.68 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,400.00 ft (426.72 m)

Features

Bird watching
Wildlife
Big vistas
Old-growth forest
Wildflowers
Shelters

Suitable for

Biking
Horseback

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

04/01/2019
As of April 2019, the road to the trailhead becomes impassible after 0.5 miles due to downed trees/debris from heavy winter snowfall. Also, even before that point, the road now has many very large potholes that prevent speeds greater than 5 MPH or so.
10/28/2016
Goodman Creek Road is a single lane gravel/dirt road. It is relatively smooth and free of potholes though, as of this writing. Most any car should be able to drive the 3 miles to the trailhead. Great, expansive view at the top.
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