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Hiking & Walking: Oregon > Willamette National Forest > Middle Fork Ranger District

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Buckhead Nature Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length, One-way: 0.5 Miles (0.83 Kilometers)


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General Description

The Buckhead Nature Trail is an easy 0.5 mile hike. This paved interpretive trail focuses on wildlife and wildlife habitat. The tall black cottonwoods and scattered conifers offer cover to deer and elk, while the slow, slack water supports populations of Western Pond Turtles and Oregon Chubb. Wildflowers bloom in the spring, and tangles of Himalaya blackberries wait to be picked in late summer.

Directions from Eugene: Travel east on Hwy. 58 about 31 miles and turn left at the Westfir junction. Continue 1.2 miles towards Westfir, turning left into the Hemlock neighborhood. After 2.2 miles and two rail road track crossings, you'll find the trailhead on the left. Toilets are available.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Early Spring through Late Fall .



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Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Hiking & Walking Buckhead Nature Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife
Yes



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Visitor Information:

Willamette National Forest, 211 East 7th Avenue , Eugene, OR, 97440, Phone: 541-465-6521

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