Skinner Butte Park, Eugene
Categories: Nature & Parks
Skinner Butte Park is located in Eugene. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Skinner Butte Park by using our Eugene vacation generator.
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Mary Kay V
It is so simple to find and is a must for the panoramic views of Eugene the mountains and the college campus off in the distance.
We stayed in Eugene at the Hilton and had a direct view of this mini-mountain from our windows. We decided to explore one evening before dinner. The directions to find the road leading up to the top w... read more »
We took a later afternoon stroll around the park. Amazing play structure for the kids, bathroom facilities. You may encounter groups of "travelers", but they seemed friendly enough.
Great spot to watch the sunset, lounge in the grass or overlook the city. Very short trail at the top, but an enjoyable walk if you just need a little time in nature. At the bottom of the butte, near the river, is the most epic kid's play area in Eugene. There's enough space to play or chill out at the top or bottom. A walk on the bike path near the river could lead you to the rose garden or a whole other adventure! A lovely spot on the edge of downtown where you can find something to do outdoors without leaving the city.
Important: the location Google shows is for the hiking/biking trails and lookouts at the TOP of Skinner Butte (hill). (The driving directions take you around the butte to some good rock climbing if you own climbing equipment) Skinner Butte PARK however is at the location marked RiverPlay Discovery Village which is cool Pioneer play houses added to the already awesome playground with tiny splash pad area and restrooms.
This is an outstanding park. It's home to one of the best playgrounds in Eugene that is filled with a large area of play structures and swings. It even has a water feature on hot days! It also has a large open field for picnics, naps and running your dogs. As popular of a place it is, it doesn't get too crowded or crazy with kids and families. There is plenty of space and plenty of sitting area for parents. Check this place out after a walk with the family. It'll tire the kids out while they have fun.
Great park love walking here. beautiful place. If you have kids there is a nice playground, also a really big rose garden
The summit offers beautiful views of downtown, and the classic "Eugene skyline". And to the east on a clear day you can see Three Sisters. The hike to the top is easy and short, and you'll most likely spot the resident bald eagles and turkey vultures flying around while you're up there. There are a couple of picnic tables and a water fountain.
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