North Umpqua Trail, Roseburg

Directions:: The Trail is about 12 miles east of Roseburg. Roseburg is directly off Interstate five, one hour south of Eugene, and an hour and a half north of Medford. From Roseburg head west on highway 138 toward Diamond and Crater Lakes. Glide is where the Umpqua River meets Highway 138. A couple of miles west of Glide is Swiftwater Park and the start or finish of the North Umpqua Trail.

Trail Information:: The North Umpqua trail totals 79 miles in length, divided into segments of no more than 16 miles. It climbs up the Cascade mountains around Lemolo Lake where it connects with the Pacific Crest Trail which could be a starting or ending point. Follows the North Umpqua river for the most the the trail and is always surrounded by old growth forest. I run several different sections and they all have their own difficulty and beauty.

Miscellaneous Information: Great Runs, never crowded, great views. Roseburg is big enough to stay in and has several good restaurants. McMenamins is a good choice after a night of hard trail work

Brandon Ramey