This is a bit out of date, but I have pictures and video, so why not share?
Eula Ridge is only maybe 30 minutes outside of Eugene (although it took us more like 45 minutes since we went past it the first time – it’s not well-marked). It’s all wooded, nice and shady.
There’s a little parking area at the bottom, right off the road, and there was a truck and a school bus parked there when we arrived. The bus driver warned us that they had just dropped about 35 mountain bikers off at the top (I can only assume there’s a road that goes up since a bus did NOT take the trail we were on), and they were going to be making their way down, and we should be careful.
John and I started up the trail worried that a pack of mountain bikers would mow us down. We spent the entire hike scouting for good spots to hop off to the side. There were a few kind of narrow scary parts, but mostly there was plenty of room for us to get out of the way. They came through pretty spread out, one at a time, not at the breakneck speed I was picturing.
It was a really nice afternoon. Some website said it’s three miles to the top, but there aren’t any spectacular views, and we had…something…that night (I don’t remember what – it was nearly a month ago), so we turned around at two miles up. I took video to commemorate it.
And of course I tried to get a selfie of us.
We are not good at the selfie thing.
I will leave you with the soothing sounds of a babbling brook for meditation.
I want to do more hiking before we leave Oregon.