Travel Lane County
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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

Thurston Hills Natural Area - North Access Trail

  • Address:
    7662 McKenzie Hwy
    Springfield OR 97478

Just east of Springfield, the Thurston Hills Natural Area offers five trails with three mixed-use trails perfect for local hiking, with the main trailhead entrance located just off Main Street and 75th Street in Springfield. The 660-acre (267 ha) natural area is a gem of green space near the urban center. The trailhead provides restrooms, picnic tables, an information kiosk and a bicycle cleaning and repair station.

Upper and Lower Mossy Maple Trails offer 6 miles (9.7km) of round trip of hiking trails. Camas Crest Trail utilizes a gravel access road through oak savanna and upland prairie if you are looking for a viewpoint across the valley.

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    • Parking Lot
  • Pets Allowed - Restrictions may apply:
Trails & Routes
  • Difficulty:
    • Easy
    • Moderate
  • Facilities at Trailhead:
    • Drinkable Water
    • Picnic Tables
    • Toilets
  • Natural Points of Interest:
    • Old Growth Forest
  • Trail Details:
    • Dirt / Bark Path
    • Point to Point Trail
  • Trail Users:
    • Hikers / Runners