No matter which direction you take it, there is one long, rolling climb and one long, rolling descent. Trail is surprisingly smooth, considering how many boulders there are along it! The high point on the trail is a rock outcropping about 500 feet above the river. This spot is a good place for a safety break. The trail rides significantly faster in the downriver direction, but is a good ride either direction. Rides through Douglas fir forest with lots of big trees. Mildly technical in some places. The lowest portion goes by the Soda Springs Reservoir with views of the dam and penstock. The trail goes underneath the penstock at the very bottom.
The western end of the trail is at the Soda Springs Trailhead. Take Highway 138 to milepost 55 where you should turn north onto Forest Road 4775. Immediately turn left onto Forest Road 4775-011. The trailhead is at milepost 1.3, between Soda Springs Dam and Soda Springs Power House. The actual trail is accessed from parking area by following Forest Road 4775-011, 1.2 miles west, past the power house. Parking and trailhead location are separated by a primitive road.
The eastern end of the trail is at the Toketee Lake Trailnead. Take OR-138 to milepost 58.6. Turn north on to Forest Road 34. Go 2 miles north on Forest Road 34. The trailhead is next to the Toketee Lake Campground. .
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More Stats for North Umpqua Trail - Deer Leap Segment mountain bike trail
Altitude change-694 ft
Altitude min1,742 ft
Altitude start2,436 ft
Altitude end1,742 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down5 miles
Distance flat1,694 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
North Umpqua... Trail Reports
Feb 10, 2018 @ 8:10amFeb 10, 2018
|reporter Two trees down on the eastern portion of the segment. Otherwise in great shape. The lower part (by Soda Springs) has been recently worked on and...|
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