A beautiful and scenic 11.7 mile loop along the whitewater North Umpqua River, between Wright Creek and Steamboat.
Trail Info: A 11.7 mile loop along the river, that gains just 350' of elevation gain. The trail is rated as difficult, primarily due to the length and the rugged terrain.
Details: I plan on leaving Eugene early enough to enjoy the trail for the day. Plan on eating a lunch somewhere along the trail, hopefully near Steamboat. I will allow time for taking pictures and enjoying the scenery. Expect this hike to take up most of the day. We will be hiking together as a group, and stopping at all trail junctions. Enjoy your surroundings and the journey, not just the destination.
Driving Directions: Drive 71 miles south on Interstate 5 to Exit 124 in Roseburg. Follow signs for Diamond Lake east on Highway 138 for 33.5 miles. Beyond Fall Creek Falls 1.4 miles, turn right on Wright Creek Road across a bridge. Don't park at the hiker symbol sign just beyond the bridge, but rather drive 0.2 mile farther to the signed Wright Creek Trailhead on the left. Park here and walk up the road another 100 yards to the actual start of the trail.
Fees and Requirements: No parking fee is mentioned. Bring cash for the drivers, for getting everyone to and from the trailhead. The trip is about 210 miles, so expect to pay about $15 to $20 a person for the trip. Please pack a lunch and your ten essentials in a small backpack, along with two liters of water for the day. Dress accordingly for a long day hike, and avoid wearing cotton. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
Dogs: Please, no dogs on this hike.
Contact: Matthew Howell - (541)[masked]