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OR | Hike | Forest, Native Plant, and Rhododendron Garden Hike

Enjoy a beautiful and diverse walk/hike through a Doug fir forest transitioning to old growth PLUS a beautiful native plant garden and a world renowned rhododendron garden, without having to leave the comfort of Eugene! This hike is especially great for those who do not have much time in the area, but would like to take a couple of hours to get outdoors and see some of the plant life and natural beauty in the area. The peak flowering time is April and May in the rhododendron garden section of the hike, but because of the diversity of plants planted there it is beautiful year round. Why hire a local guide for this walk/hike? I walk the trails regularly in this Eugene nature/hiking area and can show you one of the most diverse and efficient routes in a dizzying maze of trails, making sure you get to see all the best highlights, including a secluded bench swing! The hike will be around 2 miles and the trail is easy to walk/hike.

Nearest City: Eugene, OR
Maximum Participants: 9
Seasonal Availability:
Dry-Season Only
Winter Only
Very Limited
State: Oregon
Start Time: Anytime
Meet-up Location: Hendricks Park at the lower parking lot where Floral Hill drive meets Fairmount Blvd.
1-2 Hours
2-4 Hours
4+ Hours
Minimum age of Participants:
No Children
0-5 Years
6-12 Years
13+ Years
About Me: I’ve enjoyed living in and exploring Oregon’s natural wonders for over 22 years. I’m a plant, mushroom, and rock enthusiast with plenty to keep me delighted right here in my home state. I like to slow down and take my time soaking in the experiences of forest hikes and destinations, taking pictures, and noticing plants, mushrooms and wildlife.
Required Gear: In the rainy season, shoes/boots that will keep your feet dry. A rain jacket and rain pants are a good idea so you can stay dry if taking a seat on any benches along the way. It can be cooler here than in the town, so layer up in cooler months. Please remember to bring your own water bottle.
Nice-To-Have Gear: Camera/phone
Dog Friendly: