North Umpqua Trail: Marsters Segment is a 4 mile point-to-point trail located near Idleyld Park, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Roseburg: Western Trailhead) Travel east on Highway 138 and turn right onto Forest Service Road 4750. Follow 4750 south a quarter mile to the Calf Creek Trailhead. Roadside parking is available before and after the trailhead on Road 4750. Dispersed campsite is located nearby, but no restroom or water facilities.Eastern Trailhead) Travel east on Highway 138 to Forest Service Road 4770. Follow 4770 south to the Marsters Trailhead, on the east side of Marsters Bridge. The trailhead is approximately 600 feet downstream and offers no restrooms or water. Horse trailers need to park at the wide area along FS Road 4770, 300 feet from the highway.
Pretty section of the north umpqua trail.
This is one of the shorter legs of the North Umpqua Trail system. We hiked downstream to upstream on a cold wet November day and got pouring rain the second half of the hike. Nonetheless, this was a beautiful relatively easy hike. The total elevation gain over the 4 miles was just over 100 feet but there are the usual ups and downs on any trail that follows a river. Mushrooms were popping up along the entire length of the trail. The autumn leaves from the trees were scattered all over the trail and the three creek inlets were flowing with water. Most of the trail is covered in forest and there is a great old growth section at the beginning of the trail with many large diameter trees. Ferns and moss covered rocks abound and we even saw a few deer on the trail. Not another human being, though. A great hike any time of the year.