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 Mt. 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

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.


  • 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