Hardesty Trail #3469
Constructed in 1910, this trail is one of the oldest routes on the District. A fire lookout was in place from 1920 to 1968 when it was removed. The only remains of the lookout are concrete pillars.
The trail climbs the 3,323 feet of elevation in five miles and then descends about 700 feet to the upper trailhead. There are scattered remnant old growth trees along the upper portion of the trail. The view from the top of Hardesty Mountain is somewhat obscured by trees.
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- Length: 5 miles (one way) to summit. 5.5 miles (one way) to Hardesty Trail Junction
- Elevation: begins at 950 ft. elevation and ends at 4273 ft. elevation
- Difficulty: Intermediate to difficult
Access is from:
- Goodman Creek Trail
- South Willamette Trail
- Eagles Rest Trail
- Eula Ridge Trail
- Lawler Trail
- Lone Wolf/Patterson Mountain Trail
- Lost Creek Trail
This is a steep trail that is well-used by the local population of Eugene and surrounding areas.
Trail & road junctions as you hike Hardesty Trail to the upper trailhead:
- Goodman Creek Trail # 3461.1 - approximately 0.2 miles from the trailhead
- South Willamette Trail # 3465 - approximately 0.75 miles from the trailhead
- Cross Forest Road 515 - one mile from trailhead
Forest Road 5835 - 2 miles
Short walk up the road, the trail takes off to the left. Junction with Eula Ridge Trail # 3463 at 4.5 miles
- Hardesty Cutoff Trail - just before reaching the top of Hardesty Mountain
- Hardesty Way Trail - continue descending to the upper trailhead on Forest Road 550
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|Difficulty Level:||Intermediate to Difficult|
Two picnic tables at the trailhead.