Mt. Pisgah Page 

Howard Buford Recreation Area
Parks Division
Lane County Department of Public Works

Park Features

Park 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 Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah .

Parking Fees:  $4 per vehicle year round.  A annual pass may be purchased for $40.  Annual passes can be purchased any time of the year at REI, Bi-Mart, 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

Click here for a HBRA Trails Map and Visitor Code of Conduct