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Ridgeline Trail. Location: South Eugene, 5 access points on Spring Blvd (far eastern edge), Dillard Road, Fox Hollow Road, Willamette Street and Blanton/Crestview Street (far western edge), connecting Southridge, Spencer Butte, East Spencer Butte and Hult Parks. Grade: moderate-steep. Length: 5.5-6.5 miles one-direction. Footing: dirt singletrack, often muddy in winter/spring time. Description: one of the hiking/running treasures in the Eugene area - nearby to town but also beautiful enough that you forget about the proximity. If you choose to jog, the grade is hilly, but the lush fauna and forested setting obscures how high (and low) some of the hills really are. In the fall, the changing leaves make this one of the most visually exciting hikes around, and you can even take an off-shoot to the top of Spencer's Butte for one of the best views of Eugen from above. The best way to get there is to drive to any one of four roads (except Spring Street which dead-ends at the trail head) that split the trail up - each parking lot has room for 6-12 cars so there's almost always ample parking. All four lie at the south edge of town near the city limits in the 60th Avenue vicinity (if there was such a road). The eastern edge is accessible by the dead end of Spring Street which is in the southeast section of town near Lane Community College. The trail is marked at each trailhead and it's never more than 2-3 miles before you cross each of the intersecting roads. Mountain biking is permitted only on the eastern half of the trail from Spring Street to Fox Hollow Street.