If Eugene were a coat, I expect it would have upwards of a thousand pockets. An entire coat made of nothing but pockets holding an infinite variety of endearing oddities and worthwhile rabbit trails. One such pocket is at the mouth of the Southern Hills of Eugene.
Nearly all of Eugene is connected through a network of meandering bike trails, hiking trails, jogging trails, preserved habitats, and specialized gardens. This unique aspect has been enabled by the continued efforts of various groups working in a variety of ways towards keeping nature near enough to notice.