Arts & CultureOutdoorScene Guide

The Emerald Recommends: Summer in Eugene with and without a car

Eugene in the summertime: Students vacate campus, air conditioning is sacred and freedom reins for those remaining with few to no classes. Work and internships aside, the summer offers an invaluable opportunity to explore the local outdoors, try new things and have fun with friends. The one thing that changes …

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Olympics

A local’s guide for hiking the hills and trails near campus

Everyone who lives in Eugene, or who has been lucky enough to experience it on one of its drier days, knows that the city can be an outdoor-lover’s playground.

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Olympics

Spencer Butte provides good outdoor recreation for all ages

If you’re in the mood to move, or just enjoy Eugene’s sunny season, Spencer Butte is a great hike for people of all ages and capabilities.

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Scene GuideSpecial Sections

Hiking around Eugene

Rain and snow have assaulted Eugene this winter, but now — finally — spring approaches, promising clear skies and sunny days. In anticipation of this return of the sun comes the promised use of the best hiking spots around Eugene. From the superb vista of Spencer Butte to the gorgeous gardens of …

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Multimedia

Video: Hiking Spencer Butte

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8sgWBAYugc&hl=en&fs=1]   University of Oregon students and Eugene residents take a trek up one of Eugene’s most popular and scenic hiking trails.

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