North Umpqua Trail: Dread and Terror Segment is a 12 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Clearwater, Oregon that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,837 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

forest

river

views

Directions from Roseburg: Western Trailhead) Travel east on Hwy. 138 and turn onto FS Road 34. Follow 34 for 2.2 miles and turn right on Forest Service Road 3401. Follow 3401 for .7 miles to the Hot Spring Trailhead on the left. This trailhead has parking for up to 10 vehicles and up to 3 horse trailers. Restrooms are available.Eastern Trailhead) Travel east on Highway 138 and turn onto Forest Service Road 2610 (Lemolo Lake Road). Follow 2610 for 5.5 miles across the dam which forms Lemolo Lake. Turn left onto FS Road 2610-600 (Birds Point Road). Follow 2610-600 about another half mile to the White Mule Trailhead on the left. Parking is available for 3 standard vehicles and very tight for horse trailers. No restroom facilities.

2 months ago

We did this segment on our second day of backpacking and I would rate it as difficult. It was almost all uphill the first 6 miles, many narrow spots, many washed out spots, at some points you have water from the falls rushing down the path at you so it is very slippery, we had to crawl over 5 long jams that crossed the path, some on inclines where it was treacherous. While there are many falls to see, only the two at the end are close up; you only see lomolo from the top and there is another across the river. Bring lots of water as access to the river is not great for most of the way. The forest service map is incorrect on landmarks as we never saw the ones it listed and saw many that weren't on the map. The trail also splits at one point and that is not on the map (take the lower trail).
Regardless of all the unexpected obstacles this was easily the most beautiful portion of the hike with many different landscape and scenery changes. It also ends at the hot springs so you can give your feet a good soak :)

backpacking
2 months ago

Trail was intense but awesome all at the same time. Many steep hills to climb and just some downhills. Very narrow and tricky in spots. Did not see a single person on my backpacking trip. I enjoyed the solitude immensely. Passed by many waterfalls and beautiful views. I loved that it follows the river basically the whole time.

Hiked from Lemolo Falls Trailhead to Umpqua Hot Springs. Total distance - 17.5 miles. I personally would rate Dread and Terror Segment as difficult and not intermediate. It is the hardest hike that I have been on thus far. I would hike it again for sure.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

This is an amazing segment. I can't put into words the fun you'll have here and how much you'll be mentally tested. Still some logs fallen but they are being taken care of one by one. You won't regret this run.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago