North Umpqua Trail: Mott Segment

MODERATE 9 reviews
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North Umpqua Trail: Mott Segment is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Idleyld Park, Oregon that offers scenic views 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.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
472 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

Directions from Roseburg: West Trailhead) Take Hwy. 138 east to Wright Creek Rd. #4711. Take 4711 approximately 1/4 mile to the trailhead over the bridge on the left side of the road.East Trailhead) Take Hwy. 138 east to the Steamboat Work Center. After crossing the Mott Bridge, park in the Fisherman's Parking Lot. Trailhead is located to the right of the Information Board.

hiking
18 days ago

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.

trail running
1 month 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.

2 months ago

Closed due to recent fires.

4 months ago

Love hiking along the North Umpqua

4 months ago

Not a long hike and super sweet springs

trail running
11 months ago

Went in February/March Great section for trail running, fairly flat and right next to the river!

hiking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

My favorite segment.

hiking
Sunday, June 22, 2014

We hiked this segment of the North Umpqua Trail upstream. We got an early start and initially passed by some families camping at the Wright Creek campgrounds. Soon we were by ourselves on this very lush and green part of the trail, paralleling the river most of the time. There is a short interpretive loop of old growth forest that is well worth the sideline. The river alternated between active rapids and long deep, still pools and various sandy beaches. We passed a few fly fishermen and only saw a few other people on the trail at the end of the hike near the Mott bridge. There is no serious elevation gain on this segment and the trail is easy.