Howard Buford Recreation Area


cultural/historic site horse trail horse arena interpretive trail multiuse play field  picnic area  picnic shelter restrooms hiking  viewpoint wildlife/natural area 

Mt. Pisgah within the Howard Buford Recreation Area (HBRA) is visible for miles from several locations throughout the Eugene-Springfield area. HBRA's numerous assets make it a favorite local destination. In addition to the 118-acre arboretum within the park, it includes some of the last remaining, sizable contiguous native Oak Savannah prairie in the county. Approximately 17 miles of trails leads up and around the 1,518-foot high butte, offering 360-degree views of the surrounding valley and mountains. Some trails are open for equestrian use, and the park includes an outdoor horse arena. 

The park was purchased by the state in 1972 at the urging of local residents, and conveyed to Lane County ten years later. The Mount Pisgah Arboretum was established within the park shortly after the land became public. An active volunteer base, including the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, the Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, and the “Sheriff’s Posse”, an equestrian club, work with County Parks staff to care for the arboretum, provide a variety of recreational and educational opportunities, and carry out natural area restoration projects.  

Park Information 
Open year-round
Day Use open dawn - dusk 

Fee and Payment Information
Day Pass or Annual Pass required
Pay via credit card with onsite fee machine or download the Passport Parking App to pay from your smartphone. 

Parking pass information for all parks PDF


Trails Brochure PDF
Arboretum Trails Link (UPDATE with Universally accessible trails)

Volunteer Information 

Get involved in Volunteer Program with Lane County Parks and help keep our parks safe and clean for all people to recreate. 

Contact Us 
To reserve at this location visit our Reservation Website or contact the Parks Division via Email or Phone at 541-682-2000.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum Groups
Please contact the Arboretum office at 541-747-3817 if you plan to visit with a group of 10 or more people.  Due to the popularity of the Mount Pisgah Arboretum and scheduled educational programs it is necessary for large groups to make a reservation prior to visiting. Scheduling groups prevents overcrowding on the trails and overuse of facilities during the busy season and insures all have a pleasant outdoor experience. 

Weddings at White Oak Pavilion
Mount Pisgah Arboretum’s beautiful White Oak Pavilion is a 3,000 square foot building with large glassed-in barn sliding doors that open on all sides to reveal the peaceful scenery and oak savannah landscapes of the Arboretum. The building is easily accessible to caterers, musicians, and guests. Pavilion rental includes day and evening use of the building and the surrounding lawns. Our staff supplies the essentials, leaving you free to create your dream ceremony or reception. Our venue is ideal for the couple who seek a meaningful and beautiful wedding with a strong connection to nature, and who care about comfort and accessibility for their loved ones. To learn more about wedding rentals, please read the rental rates and additional information below, then contact our Venue Manager to check availability.  For more information, visit the Mount Pisgah Arboretum webpage or call 541-747-1504.


  • Caretaker/Host On Site 
  • Cultural/Historical Site
  • Festivals/Events
  • Horse Arena
  • Interpretive Feature 
  • Multi-use Play Fields 
  • Horse Trails
  • Native Plant Nursery
  • Natural Areas
  • Parking Lot
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Areas
  • Public Access to Waterway
  • Restrooms (portable or permanent) 
  • Trails (hard surface)
  • Trails (soft surface) 
  • Trailer Parking 
  • Viewpoint

Willamette Watershed 
Adjacent Water Body: Coast Fork Willamette