Archives for March 2010

Welcome to the New

I'd like to welcome everyone to the new and improved! It took a while, but we were finally able to find the time to build a completely new outdoor adventure site! With the new you be able to easily find fun, exciting outdoor adventures in Eugene, Oregon for any time and any season! In the coming weeks we'll be posting tons of new outdoor adventures that are perfect for the spring and summer months. If you want to post or recommend some of your favorite adventures feel free to drop us a line on our … [Read more...]

Koosah Falls

Koosah Falls is a Beautiful 80ft. waterfall located 75 minutes outside of Eugene on highway 126. The word Koosah is a Chinook word meaning "sky". These falls were formed 3,000 years ago when lava flows formed the McKenzie River. Location: Koosah falls is located approximately 60 miles outside Eugene directly off highway 126. There are visible signs on the side of the road. Google Maps - Eugene to Koosah Falls - Click Here for the Map Adventure Specifics: The waterfall is easily accessible via a paved path from the parking lot. The are … [Read more...]

Willamette Pass Ski Resort

Willamette Pass Ski Resort is a medium sized ski resort located 75 minutes outside of Eugene on Highway 58. Known for it's great steep terrain and proximity to the Eugene Area, Willamette Pass makes a perfect day trip when you're craving the snow. In the summer they have some of the best mountain biking, hiking, and sight seeing in the Cascades. General Comments:Willamette Pass is a great ski resort if you want a fun, convenient day of skiing. They have terrain for everyone, a great atmosphere, and an enjoyable mountain. If you are a … [Read more...]

Hoodoo Ski Area

Hoodoo Ski Area is a medium sized ski resort located 90 minutes outside of Eugene on Highway 20. Base Elevation: 4,668 ft Summit Elevation: 5,703 Number of Runs: 806 skiable acres; 120 acres maintained/groomed; 30 alpine trails Hoodoo has 15.8 kilometres of maintained Nordic trails. Number of Lifts: Hoodoo has 5 ski lifts: Three quads, one triple chair and one double chair and two tow ropes, and one carousel. Difficulty of Terrain: Beginner: 30 % Intermediate: 30% Advanced: 40% Average Snowfall: … [Read more...]

Crater Lake National Park – General Information

Crater Lake National Park is a United States National Park located in southern Oregon, whose primary feature is Crater Lake. This National Park was established on May 22, 1902, and it is the sixth oldest National Park in the U.S. This park encompasses the Crater Lake caldera, which rests in the remains of a destroyed volcano (eventually named Mount Mazama) and the surrounding forestland and hills. This is the only National Park in Oregon. The lake is 1,949 feet (594 m) deep at its deepest point, which makes it the deepest lake in the … [Read more...]

Silver Falls State Park – Waterfalls, Hiking, Swimming

Silver Falls State Park is known for it's ten gorgeous waterfalls it's many miles of hiking trails. Located 45 minutes outside Salem on Highway 214. Location: Eugene to Silver Falls - Google Maps        Links to External Sites: Silver Falls State Park Main Page Great Park Picture Resource ***More to come*** … [Read more...]

Skinner Butte – Hiking, Views of Eugene

Overview: Skinner's Butte is the large prominent butte on the north edge of downtown Eugene. It was named after Eugene Skinner, the founder of Eugene. It tops out at an elevation of just under 700ft. and offers great views of downtown Eugene, especially at sunset. There are many trails going to the top of Skinner's as well as a paved road to the top. Location: The big hill on the North edge of downtown Eugene. You can't miss it. Google Maps Link to Parking - Click Here for the Map Time Involved: The trails on the North end of the butte … [Read more...]

McCredie Hot Springs

McCredie Hot Springs, located about an hour outside of Eugene, is a small grouping of hot springs on the edge of Salt Creek. These springs are known for their easy access and hot temperatures. It is only about a 200-yard walk from Highway 58 to the hot springs. Type: Natural Hot Springs, silt and organic debris bottom. Temperature: 114 to 98 degrees Parking: There is a parking area located near the springs. Location: Between mileposts 45 and 46 onHighway 58 just East of Oakridge, Oregon. You will notice a parking area on the … [Read more...]

Heceta Head Lighthouse and State Park

Heceta Head Lighthouse and State Park is a beautiful general recreation area located about 90 minutes outside Eugene and 15 minutes North of Florence. The area is known for it's beautiful views and primarily, Heceta Head Lighthouse. You have likely seen this area many times before in magazines, movies, and on TV. Fees: $3 for day use parking Location: 90 minutes West of Eugene. Take Highway 126 East to Florence and then 101 North to Heceta Head. Eugene to Heceta Head - Click Here for the Map Time Involved: I usually like to make a day … [Read more...]

Florence Sand Dunes

The Oregon Dunes offer numerous recreational opportunities for adventurers of all types. The dunes extend from Florence to Coos Bay along the Oregon Coast and were formed by the ancient forces of wind, water, and time. These dunes are the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. For more information please see the links below.   Location: The dunes start just South of Florence, Oregon and extend all the way to Coos Bay. The Florence access points are about 70 minutes outside of Eugene on Highway 101. Eugene to … [Read more...]