North Umpqua Trail: Mott Segment is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Idleyld Park, OR that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fly fishing, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Roseburg: West Trailhead) Take Hwy. 138 east to Wright Creek Rd. #4711. Take 4711 approximately 1/4 mile to the trailhead over the bridge on the left side of the road.East Trailhead) Take Hwy. 138 east to the Steamboat Work Center. After crossing the Mott Bridge, park in the Fisherman's Parking Lot. Trailhead is located to the right of the Information Board.
My favorite segment.
We hiked this segment of the North Umpqua Trail upstream. We got an early start and initially passed by some families camping at the Wright Creek campgrounds. Soon we were by ourselves on this very lush and green part of the trail, paralleling the river most of the time. There is a short interpretive loop of old growth forest that is well worth the sideline. The river alternated between active rapids and long deep, still pools and various sandy beaches. We passed a few fly fishermen and only saw a few other people on the trail at the end of the hike near the Mott bridge. There is no serious elevation gain on this segment and the trail is easy.