Eugene, Oregon Recreation
An abundance of natural parks sit within the city limits of Eugene and many of these are only steps from Inn at the 5th, including Alton Baker Park which runs along the scenic Willamette River and features running trails, bike paths, a community garden and a boat launch. A short day trip will reveal a range of expansive outdoor areas perfect for hiking and exploring the Eugene area.
Area parks and recreation spaces:
• Alton Baker Park (1.6 miles)
• Amazon City Park (1.9 miles)
• Hendricks City Park (2.8 miles)
• Howard Buford County Recreation Area (7.9 miles)
• Fall Creek State Recreation Area (24.2 miles)
• Umpqua National Forest (26.6 miles)
Get Outside, Get Adventurous
Eugene’s mild climate makes it a central hub for all things outdoors, including running, hiking, biking and rafting! The “World’s Greatest City for the Arts & Outdoors” satisfies even the most avid outdoor enthusiasts with stellar city parks, fantastic forested areas, golf courses and world-famous running trails.
Eugene might be best known to fitness buffs and sports historians as “Track Town USA”. Nike, Inc. was started in Eugene in the 1960s and the present-day town is full of running spirit! Any runner’s journey to the Pacific Northwest would not be complete with a jog down “Pre’s Trail,” named in honor of the esteemed U of O runner, Steve Prefontaine.
Eugene, Oregon running trails:
• Amazon Trail (1.3 miles)
• Pre’s Trail (1.6 miles)
• Hendricks Park Trail (2.8 miles)
• Ridgeline Trail (4.7 miles)
• Mt. Pisgah Trail (7.9 miles)
When you stay at Inn at the 5th, you will also enjoy a location near the best bike trails Eugene, Oregon has to offer and the most challenging and picturesque golf courses in the area. The region’s rolling hills, tree-dotted ridges and bicycle-friendly attitude make Eugene a great place to bike, whether you stay on the scenic trails of the area’s parks or ride on the city streets. Eugene has several golf courses, including the Eugene Country Club and the Laurelwood Municipal Golf Course.