Mt. Pisgah Summit from West Trailhead
ElevationAscent: 948' 289 m
Descent: -961' -293 m
High: 1,509' 460 m
Low: 559' 170 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
“This summit loop with great views through forest and savanna habitats is popular for a reason!”— Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah
Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Family Friendly Children with the stamina to make it to the summit will enjoy the rewarding views. The trails are wide enough to walk side-by-side with a friend or caregiver.
Need to Know
There is poison oak throughout the park that the Friends of Buford Park cut back from the trails. Be careful brushing against vegetation alongside the trail!
Trail #17 will merge with Trail #7; continue straight at the intersection. Soon youll reach the intersection with Trail #3 - West Slope Trail. Go right onto that trail until just past a sharp bend in the trail. In one hundred feet or so, will be the intersection with Trail #4 - Spur, take a left on that. Trail #4 - Spur will climb at mostly a moderate grade through mixed forest dominated by firs and ferns and eventually become a gravel road that has a short stretch of very steep grade that will connect you to Trail #1 - Beistels West Summit Trail, where youll take a left to finish your hike to the summit.
On that final section, youll travel through a beautiful section of White Oaks that were released from fir trees by Friends of Buford Park in a demonstration habitat enhancement project. Enjoy the spectacular views in all directions from the summit and then hike straight down Trail #1 - Beistels West Summit Trail to the main parking area. Or you can always return the way you came.
History & Background
Local Club: Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah
Jan 10, 2020: New Leadership for Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah
Aug 4, 2017: New Tour: Meadowlark East Mgmt Unit, Aug. 31, 2017
Oct 17, 2016: Meadowlark Tour
Land Manager: Lane County Parks