Eagles Rest

While there is a longer forested trail with a moderate elevation gain starting much lower down, for those looking for a short walk to see great views and interesting and unusual flowers, start at the upper trailhead of Eagles Rest. This leads very quickly to the top of this steep-sided butte, once the location of a fire lookout. The view is terrific from the summit, and you can wander about on several lower tiers or poke around farther along the ridge to the west. For the best flowers, however, take one of several paths off the trail onto the lower areas at the eastern end of the rock where seeps fuel an array of colorful annuals and rock plants fill cracks in the rock.


Trail: 1.4 miles round trip (2575–3025′) from upper trailhead
Location: Lane County; Willamette National Forest, Middle Fork Ranger District
USGS Map: Mount June; T20S.R1W.S12
Habitats: forest, seep, rock and cliff
Bloom: March to July; peak May to June


Take exit 188A east off of Interstate 5. Drive 11.4 miles on Hwy. 58, and turn right into Dexter at a sign for Lost Creek. Continue straight on Lost Creek Road for 3.7 miles. Turn left at Eagles Rest Rd. Follow this one-lane paved road for 6.0 miles. Turn right onto Road 20-1E-7 and park on the left. The trailhead is on the right.

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