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Skinner Butte Park

248-298 Cheshire Ave, Eugene, OR
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Ranked #15 of 23 Attractions in Eugene
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Misawa, Japan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My mom has pictures of my brother and I playing on the "whale" at this park from 45 years ago. We make it a habit to stop here nearly every time we are visiting. Ride up the hill for gorgeous views of Eugene, as well as the chance to slide on the "O". Lots of play areas, open fields and... More 

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is off the Willamette River Walk, and it is a beautiful hike up to the overlook which gives you views of Eugene. It is not for the faint of heart or out of shape, though, so be sure to know your fitness level before you go. There is actually a climbing wall off one of the paths on Skinner... More 

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Austin, TX
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Gives a decent view of Eugene, and I saw an eagle. What more can one say? It's a reasonable hike in the heart of town.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The drive to the top of the butte had a nice overlook view of the city of Eugene. There are some nice playgrounds in the park along the river that the kids really enjoyed. I would not recommend using the bathroom facilities as they are quite dirty.

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Castro Valley, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

With the wife out shopping for staples for our oldest son's apartment in his last year at the U of O, my other two son's and I decided to explore Eugene a bit. The three of were dropped off at Skinner Butte Park for some hiking. Small short trails, some a bit steep but still manageable weave around the Butte.... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This might be the best kid playground we have been to. The detail that the planners went to to incorporate local culture is amazing. This park, as silly as it is, was one of the highlights of the trip.

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Crystal River, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The flora and fauna on this hike are exceptional. The trees reach all the way to heaven. Deer roam gracefully beside hikers as if to welcome us to their peaceful habitat. It felt like we were part of a timeless forest.

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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Hiking trail is about a mile each way. Access from several trailheads along a park along the river trail. Very well signed along the way. Great view over downtown Eugene. You can drive up too, but why skip the chance to stretch your legs and earn the summit?

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Great park with trails, river vow and playgrounds for both bigger and smaller kids Bring a towel because there is a water fountain and mine always end up soaked

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Eugene, Oregon, Usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a great place to visit, right along the Willamette River, not too far from downtown Eugene. It offers lots of paths, great for bike riding or walking, and you can't beat the view. There are also bridges that cross the river or go down close to the University of Oregon. Many miles of fun!

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