North Umpqua Trail

North Umpqua Trail 

Umpqua National Forest 

Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 79.1
Elevation Gain: 5,000 feet up and down 
Best time to go: Varies for different sections of the trail 

About this Hike 

The North Umpqua Trail offers a great setting for hiking, backpacking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and more. There are 12 primary trailheads which provide parking and access to segments varying from 3.5 to 15.7 miles in length (although Mott is the only trailhead with drinking water). Primitive camping along the trail is allowed but it is recommended in locations out of view from other trail users. Directions to this hike will vary greatly depending on where you choose to begin and end your journey. 

History of the North Umpqua Trail 

The North Umpqua Trail was built from 1978 to 1997 by public agencies and volunteers. It follows the river through distinct forest types at varying elevations. Similar to the Rogue River, the North Umpqua has a history of gold prospecting.

Photo by Memoriee Sconce