North Umpqua Trail

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Maidu Segment

Length: 9 miles


The first mile of trail from Kelsay Valley trailhead follows the river as it meanders through a broad, grassy flat. At 2.7 miles, near the Tolo Mountain Trail (#11466) you enter the 55,100-acre Mt. Thielsen Wilderness (this segment is closed to mountain bike use). As the trail climbs toward Maidu Lake, you will travel over deep depostis of pumice deposited over 7,700 years ago by the eruption of Mt. Mazama that created Crater Lake.

From Maidu Lake, you hike west to Kelsay Valley Trailhead (9 miles) or east to Digit Point Trailhead (4.75 miles).

Be prepared for hoards of mosquitos during the late spring and early summer months.

Lake Lucile and Maidu Lake

At about 6,000 foot elevation, both of these High Cascades lakes are stocked with fingerling trout. Lake Lucile covers 9 acres and averages a depth of 15 feet. Maidu Lake, the source of the North Umpqua River, averages a depth of 12 feet and covers 20 acres.

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