Howard Buford Recreation Area

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Parks Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Park Location and Description: The 2,363 acre Howard Buford Recreation Area (HBRA) is the largest of Lane County's 68 parks.  The park's dominant physical feature is Mt. Pisgah, rising 1,531 feet above sea level or 1,000 feet above the Willamette River's Coast and Middle Forks, which flow around its base.  From the summit, hikers and equestrians can enjoy expansive views in all directions except to the north.  The HBRA is also home to the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum and outdoor classroom and the Native Plant Nursery run by The Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah

Parking Fees:  $4 per vehicle.  An Annual Pass for the HBRA may be purchased for $40 or $20 for seniors.  Annual Passes can be purchased any time of the year at REI, Bi-Mart, the Mount Pisgah Arboretum office, or the Lane County Parks office. 

Trail #1 – Beistel’s West Summit Trail
Length: 1.4 Miles
Elevation Gain: 1,050’
Use: Hikers only to the juction of Trails #1 and #3. Horses and hikers above junction with Trails #1 and #3. (Dogs must be on a leash on this trail.)

Trail #2 – Beistel’s East Summit Trail
Length: 2.5 Miles (to summit)
Elevation Gain: 1,000’
Use: Horses and hikers. (Dogs must be on a leash on this trail.)

Trail #3 – West Slope Trail
Length: 3.9 Miles
Elevation Gain: 600’
Use: Horses and hikers

Trail #4 – North Boundary Trail
Length: 2.8 Miles (4.2 miles from North Trailhead to East Trailhead via Trails 3, 4, & 2)
Elevation Gain: 650’ above North Trailhead
Use: Horses and hikers

Trail #5 – Quarry Road Trail
Length: 1.2 Miles from South Arboretum Boundary
Elevation Gain: 100’
Use: Hikers only

Trail #6 – Dery’s South Summit Trail
Length: 2.1 Miles from East Entrance to Summit
Elevation Gain: 1,000’ above East Trailhead
Use: Horses and hikers

Trail #7 – Bridge Bowl Trail
Length: .7 Miles to Junction with Trail #3
Elevation Gain: 350’
Use: Hikers only
Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Picnic Tables: Yes
Tent Sites: No
Trailer Sites: No
Boat Ramp: No
Showers: No
Water Sports: No
Fishing: Yes
Hiking: Yes
Hunting: No
Disabled Access: No
Location: Take I-5 south to the 30th Avenue/LCC exit. At the second light turn left over I-5 and at the stop sign turn left and proceed down the hill to the Texaco Station, then turn right. Turn left onto Seavey Loop Road and drive about 2 miles to the park.
Park Agency: Lane County Parks
Watershed: Middle Fork Willamette
Latitude/Longitude: 44.00474 / -122.966438

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