|LENGTH: 5 Miles
This portion serves as an excellent year-round trail for
hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. The Trail passes
by alder-covered gravel bars, then climbs to rocky bluffs away
from the river.
The picturesque Steamboat Area has served as a retreat to
countless visitors through time. From traditional peoples
who gathered food here, to miners vainly searching for gold,
to a century of tourists, this area has drawn visitors from
around the world.
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.