Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Umpqua National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Has a cool vibe and would recommend if you are able to make the trip. It seems there can be some sketchy people in the area, but everything was fine for us. :)

I thought this trail was beautiful. You can see the river almost the whole time and you get a lot of variety with up-hills and down-hills. The rhododendrons were blooming when I ran it last. It is very overgrown, however, and I found a tick on me afterwards, so spray yourself before you go. There was LOTS of poison oak, too.

I started at the Toketee Lake trailhead and trail-ran up to the hot springs and back. It was really beautiful. There was one section close to the hot springs trail junction where there was a big landslide and a fallen tree. Had to scramble uphill around the tree trunk and scramble back down on loose rock. It was definitely do-able, though, just use caution.

The comments below are not correct. The MOTT segment of the North Umpqua Trail is NOT closed. The NUT is broken up into segments, the Tioga and Marsters segments are still closed due to fire damage, per US Forest service as of 5/29/18.
I just hiked the MOTT segment May 28, 2018. It’s in great shape. In my opinion it’s the easiest of the segments, it’s nearly flat the entire time. Minimal elevation change.

An amazing 8.7 miles round trip trial to the hot springs from a parking lot near Toketee fall, with 1,676 elevation gain. It's trail for those who want to experience what Oregon Trail is all about via "sole" :)

hiking
2 months ago

This section is closed right now due to extensive fire damage. I haven't walked the entire trail, but it is nice. Very flat and smooth. Unfortunately, the fire did heavily affect this segment. The trail head if moving upstream to downstream is on 4770, which is also the road you take up to Twin Lakes

trail running
2 months ago

My favorite section so far. So the trail head sign here says the trail is "5 Miles" however, I GPS it at 4.6 Miles. I walked/jogged this section up to the next trail head and back down to the Mott Bridge, GPS said 9.3 Miles total, I think the distance measurement in the description is based around "Out and Back", when this trail is actually a point to point, with the Mott Section downstream and the Calf section up stream. Great tree cover, good views, nice trail condition.

hiking
2 months ago

I've been working my way through each segment of the North Umpqua Trail, I haven't done them all yet, but this is by far my least favorite. It's a cliff trail with most of the trail being loose rock. Coming up from the panther section down stream, shortly after the first bridge around a quarter mile in, the trail has slide out. It can still be traversed, but in general the trail is not well maintained. Sections are very overgrown, making ticks extremely easy to pick up. I found them to very prevalent on this section. There isn't much for tree cover, the river is mostly not accessible as you are anywhere from 20-200 feet above it, and the main view is the highway.

I looove this place. Please pack out what you pack in.

Teensy short trail to the springs. 5-stars for the tubs--their formation and location. 3-stars for the actual hike. Straight uphill though not difficult but the trail itself was not well marked and in poor shape. Yay for toilets at the trailhead..! Thanks Oregon

Wonderful views, lush forest walk on edge of river. Not difficult. We walked for 30 mins in and out and didn’t see anyone. Recommend!

5 starts for hot spring... 3 stars for the hike, trail is in rough shape

hiking
4 months ago

I like to sit down and hang out after I’ve reached the waterfall. Today that was impossible. It was so cold I had to go back about 1/4 of a mile and sit and read. It was a nice easy hike and I would like to try it again when it’s warmer outside.

Love hiking along the North Umpqua

Not a long hike and super sweet springs

Very short hike but it is an extremely steep uphill hike to the hot springs. The pools at the top are the hottest and they get significantly cooler as you go lower. There will be naked people. I drove up here 3 or 4 times before I actually made the hike to the hot springs. This place is always busy. I would avoid going during the weekend, holidays, or spring break. The best time to go would be early in the morning, on a weekday. I also advise that you do not leave any valuables in your car. Keep it locked and hide/cover anything worth stealing (bags, purses, etc.).

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorite waterfalls off of Little River Road. The trail head can be difficult to find if you have never been there before. The trail head is across the road from Lake in the Woods. You will see a sign designating a hiking area but there is nothing that specifically states you are at the Yakso Falls trailhead.

I highly recommend doing Hemlock Falls while you’re here. The Hemlock Falls trail can be accessed from the Lake in the Woods campground.

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorite trails. I’ve done this hike twice- December 2016 and August 2017. Had the trail to myself each time. This hike is very remote and peaceful.

It was a gorgeous hike but pretty hard to be counted as moderate. There are railings for a tiny part but totally should be almost the whole way. And I'd suggest going early as possible if you would like to have a pool to soak in.... I also had a small child with me, so that makes it harder. :) But it was good and beautiful.

hiking
6 months ago

The drive out to the Falls is beautiful, a few times we were unsure if we were still on the correct road. But finally we saw the trail head. The trail is very narrow, with roots trying to slip you up the whole way down. We went in January and the trail was very muddy but after A mile later we saw what we came there for, a waterfall! It was definitely worth the hike down and back. The hike in is a slight downhill hike until you hit the falls, which means the hike out is uphill all the way out. There is a restroom at the trailhead but I was a little nervous about using it. We never saw the first human on the trail, which was nice. We also had our dogs with us and they were able to maneuver the trail without any issues. Great hike!

The trail is heavily trafficked and very crowded at the pools. Very happy we experienced it! Didn’t stay too long as there were so many people. Be prepared for some nudity. The top pool is the warmest and gets cooler as you go down. Did this trail early November. So it was nice and refreshing way to warm up! Definitely one for the bucket list

I am a big fan of trails where I can get a soak in after (or before), heck if I could be in a hot spring on my bike I would be in heaven.

Beautiful falls... easy trail. Trail head is adjacent to the entrance of Lake in the Woods.

Bucketlist-worthy! The trail getting to the hot springs is relatively short and easy. Though the trail and the hot springs were heavily trafficked. The hot springs are gorgeous and well worth spending at least an hour or two there. To preserve this area, I would recommend USDA Forest Services to consider having a ranger present during operating hours to ensure visitors don't vandalize the beautifully natural area with their personable waste (feces and urine), litter (beer bottles and cans), maintain the ph levels of the hot springs.

hiking
9 months ago

Remote & tranquil. Nice jaunt with the kids.

hiking
10 months ago

The place was amazing but some people were high and act strange. Felt uncomfortable to stay but I was happy to see this place. Lot of potholes, driving there was really unpleasant and I was worry to broke something in my new SUV. (some was really huge!!)

hiking
10 months ago

hiked here Sunday (8/20) with my 3 and 5 year old. it was a short fairly easy hike. they loved the pools. It's a nice short hike with an equally nice reward. be warned there will be naked people there. it didn't bother me nor my kids. we soaked for about an hour. pools range from hot to really really hot.

It can get crowded quickly so I recommend going early in the day. The higher the tub the cleaner and warmer it is, so try to get one of the top ones if they are open.

mountain biking
11 months ago

My tracks were from Tioga Trail Bridge (about in the middle of the Tioga Segment) west for 1.6 miles. Short bike ride on a hot day. Turns out this section is an old roadbed - wide & easy. It'd be great for families or total dirt newbies. Despite going west, you actually are climbing the whole ride - gently. We turned around where the roadbed ends and a steep downhill of switchbacks start.

Neither this source nor the FS/BLM maps tell that this section can be cut in half (more or less) by this trailbridge.

mountain biking
11 months ago

The impacts of continuing budget cuts on the FS is real evident here.

The first stretch, about .8 miles, is great. Rolling, easy, no roots. Awesome trail for families. Once you hit the switchback, you're hauling your bike over a downed tree every 100 feet. Gave up at about tree 20. The cutoff trail has so much deadfall on it, I didn't even see it going in, and had to really look for it coming out. Too bad, this is a great trail. I wouldn't think it'd even be fun for hikers.

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