Moon Mountain Park
Subfacility of Ridgeline Trail System
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- Undeveloped natural area
Moon Mountain Park is an undeveloped natural area in Eugene’s Ridgeline Park system, located north of Coryell Ridge Park and south of Henderson Avenue. Moon Mountain features wildflower-filled upland prairies, oak woodland, and conifer forests. The park also offers views of the confluence of the middle and coast forks of the Willamette River, Mount Pisgah, Coryell Ridge, the Laurel Hill Valley, and Spencer Butte.
Currently, the park is served only by an unimproved logging road, and there is no designated parking. Power and natural gas utility easements bisecting the park cross private properties and cannot be used without owner permission. Oak and prairie habitat restoration has been performed by Parks and Open Space staff at this site.
Moon Mountain Park was the site of a wildfire in July 2023. The fire burned 34.4 acres. The majority of the fire occurred on upland prairie, burning grasses and low vegetation but it is expected to recover. Learn more about restoration efforts.
New Ridgeline parks
The City of Eugene has acquired additional natural areas in the Ridgeline Park system, including Moon Mountain Park, with a goal of providing uninterrupted trails and habitat across the system and beyond—from Fern Ridge Reservoir in the west to Mount Pisgah in the east. This supports the Ridgeline Area Open Space Vision and Action Plan, as well as the larger vision of the Rivers to Ridges Partnership, which consists of 16 conservation organizations and agencies committed to protecting and enhancing the region’s land and water resources.
Moon Mountain Park and other recently acquired ridgeline parklands are not yet developed. Visit these areas at your own risk—they typically lack developed trails, wayfinding signage, or designated parking. If visiting these sites, please respect park rules, private property, and regulatory signage. To avoid being towed, do not block maintenance gates or park on road shoulders or in other undesignated areas. Please watch your step to avoid trampling wildflowers or disturbing wildlife. Natural hazards such as ticks, poison oak, and uneven terrain are more common than along the city’s designated and maintained trails, and emergency access can be very limited in many of these sites.
- 40.3 acres
- South region
- Laurel Hill Valley Citizens
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- Parks and Open Space Email or 541-682-4800
- Parks and Natural Resource Planning: Philip Richardson, Landscape Architect
- Natural Area Operations: Jesse Cary-Hobbs, Supervisor