|LENGTH: 5.5 Miles
Paralleling the North Umpqua River, this segment serves
as an excellent year-round access for all trail users.
Passing through an old-growth forest at the western
portion, the trail follows the river with small scramble
trails down to the waters edge, where you can enjoy
fly-fishing as well as beautiful scenery.
East of Wright Creek is the
McDonald Trail. After several steep switchbacks, this four-mile
side trail passes through middle-aged and old-growth forests
and an old homestead. Wildflowers abound in the spring.
The original North
Umpqua Highway was built in 1926. Today this route is
a six-mile side trail (#1530) that offers hikers and
mountain bikers a loop opportunity when combined with
the Mott Segment of the North Umpqua Trail and Highway
138. Access to the trail is either from Bogus Creek
Campground on the west end or just off Highway 138 on
Forest Road 38 on the east end.