Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
7.80 mi (12.55 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Shady trail.

Cons

Lots of mountain bikers.

Trailhead Elevation

1,000.00 ft (304.80 m)

Net Elevation Gain

600.00 ft (182.88 m)

Features

Waterfalls
Bird watching
Wildlife
Old-growth forest
Wildflowers

Suitable for

Biking
Horseback

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

04/02/2017
Trails definitely still muddy at this time. There are also a number of larger downed trees crossing the trail at several places. Still a really great hike especially with my dogs.
11/27/2016
VERY muddy this time of year. Be careful and wear appropriate hiking boots for better traction.
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