Soda Springs Trail

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Soda Springs Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Idleyld Park, OR that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round.

1.4 miles 475 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

hiking

forest

river

Directions from Roseburg: Travel east on Highway 138, turn north onto Road 4775 at Soda Springs (just past mile post 55) and then immediately turn left onto Road 4775-011. The trailhead is one mile on the right. The trailhead is on the other side of the huge green water pipe so look carefully for the little path under it. Further downstream is another access to the trailhead just across from the hydroelectric buildings that have the words "Soda Springs" painted on them. Road 4775-011 was closed in September 2013 due to construction at the hydroelectric plant. You can walk this one mile on gravel road or travel the other way on 4775-011 across the bridge and take the trail up the road to your left. This is a true trail and takes you 1.5 miles to the trailhead by traversing the north side of the lake.

3 years ago

Read my track description to find out how NOT to hike a trail. I made every mistake in the book trying to find this trail. Granted, it is hidden behind a HUGE green water pipe, but forgetting your map and water made this over a 6 mile hike for me as I wandered up and down the river looking for the trail head. That said, this is an easy hike up a small wooded canyon to an area that has multiple springs bubbling to the surface. It's probably more rewarding going in the spring. Going in September rewards you with dried up mud holes. This is also the trailhead for the Pine Bench hike, the hike I originally set out to tackle but that is for another day.