Explore the most popular trail running 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.

hiking
12 days 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
12 days 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.

trail running
12 days ago

First, this trail is still closed and I do NOT recommend anyone ignore the closure. However, the trail is still passable, if not a little sketchy in areas. The closure technically starts 3 miles in from the Tioga bridge side. I did find a forest service vehicle and crew out working on this section, so it may be opening up shortly. It's a lot of uphill and downhill, great cardio. Some very nice flat forest sections. The trail does get a bit narrow around the 3 mile point as your climbing up above the river, but not bad at all.

hiking
15 days ago

trail is still very muddy, but definitely hikable. really easy hike with a beautiful view

Great adventure, extremely peaceful . Is low foot traffic. Awesome swimming spots . Dogs on leash. Great photography.!

hiking
26 days ago

Did about 3 mi round trip South of Cedar Creek. Great places to get off the trail and access the creek. Some of the footing is challenging when wet. Saw two kinds of orchids. Fawn Lily and Trillium are plentiful but were past their peak today. Literally no invasive plant species seen!

Great trail, beautiful falls!

Beautiful falls, very full right now. Trail is pretty muddy in spots though and sometimes huge puddles take up the entire width of the trail, so I would suggest hiking boots at this time!

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

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail. Hiked this last April 2017. Brice creek is so clear and beautiful. Well maintained trail. I started lower than the campgrounds, I think at Cedar Creek. It ended up being about a 5 mike hike. I ran out of time and had to turn back right below Trestle Falls. I came back later in the summer and hiked to the falls. Cool falls, would’ve prob been more impressive in the spring when there is more water.

on Grotto Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Took my daughter, son in law, and grandkids on this hike April 2018. Temperatures were low 30’s so the mist coming off of this raging giant was turning to snow! The very short uphill hike ends up at a huge 100’ waterfall that you can actually walk behind to reveal a cave. Clinging to the ceiling of the cave hung sleeping bats. Recommend bringing a light raincoat during winter months since the mist coming off of this waterfall is intense!!

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorites on the 138

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, clean, well maintained trail and day use areas. The campgrounds are closed till May but the restrooms are open and clean. Excellent for kids, grandparents and dogs. Didn't see any litter or animal poops.

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!

Closed due to recent fires.

Easy 30 minute hike to a beautiful falls. Recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

3rd place in the race of the 3 falls in this area. See also: Pinard and Moon. It is a nice n easy .75 mile hike down to a beautiful wide and full falls; in late March. It also offers a bench and a picnic table down by the falls if you wanna take a load off and have lunch with a view. Another hidden Oregon gem.

Great trail for toddlers! The waterfall was huge and beautiful! The trail was muddy and wet.

Beautiful hike. Really recommend taking upper trestle creek. Well maintained trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Started at Cedar Creek Campground and added Trestle Creek Falls so haven't done the full trail but of it is still incredible out here. You will turn a bend and have a perfect, postcard worthy photo. Very quiet when we went. There are some very narrow sections that are likely to become dangerous if they are not maintained this spring, but overall a great year round hike.

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

Love hiking along the North Umpqua

Not a long hike and super sweet springs

backpacking
4 months ago

This trail is home to my first backpacking trip ever. We left Kelsay Valley Horse Camp around 4:30 pm (we were hiking in early August) and set up camp at Lucielle Lake, which is about 1 mile from Maidu Lake. We wanted to go the extra mile that night but we had completely ran out of daylight. The next day, we made it to Maidu Lake and spent a couple hours eating lunch, napping, and taking in the scenery. We tried a little fishing, to no avail. Maidu Lake is significant because it is the source of the North Umpqua River. This segment is the first portion of the North Umpqua Trail. The hike from the horse camp to Maidu Lake is primarily uphill. There is potential to be virtually eaten alive my mosquitos so bring ample amounts of repellent. I ran out of repellent while on the trip and brought home about 30 mosquito bites as a souvineer.

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.).

From the parking area, the trail is difficult to find. Park your car and walk up the road a little further (towards the camping area) and the trail will be on the right side of the road. If you visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon, be prepared for tons of mosquitoes (you’ll basically be walking through clouds of mosquitoes). The first time I came out here, I actually turned around because the mosquitoes were so intense and I was not adequately prepared. The hike to the top of the mountain is short but very steep. Once you get to the top, you receive one of the best views of the Cascades I have ever seen. You also see the ghost town down below and the nearby fire lookout.

The road up to the lookout is rough with ruts, potholes, and bedrock. 4WD is recommended but not required to reach the trailhead.

hiking
4 months ago

It’s a long drive from Roseburg to the trail head, but it’s well worth it. This short hike allows you to walk up to, and behind, Grotto Falls. If you make the drive all the way out to this waterfall, you might as well visit some of the other waterfalls on Little River Road. You will pass Wolf Creek Falls on your way out here. Yakso Falls and Hemlock Falls are further up Little River Road, if you continue past Road 2703 (which takes you to Grotto Falls).

This waterfall is most impressive during Winter and Spring. During Summer and Fall months , Grotto Falls is merely a trickle instead of a roaring waterfall (but it’s still a pleasant hike nonetheless).

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
4 months ago

I wish people would heed the leash rules for their dogs. The falls were wonderful, a bit mucky in places.

Load More