North Umpqua Trail: Calf Segment is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Idleyld Park, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.7 miles
708 feet
Point to Point

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mountain biking

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Directions from Roseburg: Western Trailhead) Travel east on Highway 138 to Forest Service Road 4714. Turn right onto 4714 and follow it to the Panther Trailhead, near Apple Creek Campground (south side of river). Limited parking is available at this trailhead. Horse trailers should proceed 200 feet past the trailhead to a wide area on the road. Restrooms are available at Apple Creek Campground.Eastern Trailhead) Travel east on Highway 138 to Forest Service Road 4750. Turn right onto 4750 and follow it a quarter mile to the Calf Creek Trailhead. Roadside parking is available before and after the trailhead on Road 4750. Dispersed campsite nearby, no restrooms or water available.

trail running
4 months ago

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.

5 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.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Our winter weather has been unseasonably dry and the lack of rainfall for the past week prompted me to go hiking on Christmas Eve. As suspected, when we drove out of the valley along Interstate 5, the fog cleared and we were met with clear blue skies, interspersed with the occasional low flying cloud. We hiked the Calf segment downstream. There were remnants of the freezing snowstorm a few weeks back as we ran into melting icicles still clinging onto rock overhangs where water now flows. Some of the well maintained trail was still covered in snow but for the most part, it was a great hike. With the river still quite low, large boulders that normally are surrounded by water were forming the shoreline. This hike takes you through a part of the forest that was burned in 2002. Although the forest is recovering, many tall dead trees still stand along the steep embankment and make striking silhouettes looking uphill against the sky. The trail hugs the south embankment of the North Umpqua River for the majority of the hike with an occasional side trek up a feeder creek and accompanying bridge. The trek is not difficult but narrow in parts and it is a steep slope down to the river below which ranges from a few feet off the river to a few hundred feet.

Sunday, May 01, 2016