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Address: 248-298 Cheshire Ave, Eugene, OR
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Great Hike / Picnic at the top with great view

This is a nice short hike starting from the Alton Baker Park playground area. The hike isn't that steep or long, and the resulting city view is spectacular, weather permitting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura L
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice short hike starting from the Alton Baker Park playground area. The hike isn't that steep or long, and the resulting city view is spectacular, weather permitting. We hiked up with some finger foods for a short picnic snack at the top while looking out over the city. There is also a road that you may drive... More 

Thank Laura L
Groveland, California
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134 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This park is along the Willamette River, and the top has history as the location of a founding cabin, an observatory, and now a park restored by the local Rotary club. There are a number of different trailheads you can use to walk to the top, or you can drive the one road to the view point parking area. The... More 

Thank CTBCalifornia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It was gorgeous all the way to the top. The trail is narrow but great for seeing all the nature Oregon has to offer. Beautiful trees everywhere and getting to the top is a huge feat you will feel proud for completing. It's a great view and definitely worth it.

Thank hannahsmiled96
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164 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Skinner Butte Park is a central park in the green rainy city of Eugene Oregon! Very green...and very rainy! Go in the Summer!

Thank Stefan O
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Such a great view point at Skinner's Butte. I am blown away at how many trees we have in Oregon. Great view. Everyone sis check this out at least once.

Thank Taelor C
Medford, Oregon
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381 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

This was a great walk from the Eugene Hilton. The views are nice. The park is not well maintained but nice enough. If you like to walk and fitness is your thing, then this is a great thing to do!

Thank YearoftheRabbit
Lynnwood, Washington
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270 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Skinner Butte is a nice city park with great views of the city of Eugene. The best views are from the parking lot area. There is a trail to some more views, but trees hide most of them. Main views at the top are downtown and off in the other direction is the Duck's football stadium. Short path to the... More 

1 Thank Rainier72
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I took my four year old and we loved it, but even the easier trail-the one with stairs near the summit- is not an easy hike. It got really steep at the end so if you're not in decent shape or you have a little one with you beware :) the trail itself was through beautiful forest, and the view... More 

Thank walk500more
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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99 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice park and very close to town, good trails to walk on. Great view overlooking Eugene from the top.

Thank ARP313
Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Awesome uphill decent to look upon the beautiful city of Eugene. Including scaling views of the Ducks stadium.

Thank Elijah J

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