The Mott section of the North Umpqua Trail is a fairly level, multi-use pathway that follows the North Umpqua River. This point-to-point byway is open to hikers, equestrians, and non-motorized vehicles all year long. Walk parallel to the water through old-growth forest and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. You can expect company on this well-loved trail!
You'll find the eastern trailhead for this part of the National Recreation Trail by Fisherman's parking lot near the Mott Bridge. The pathway will take you into the forest as you trace the river's course. Walk on the dirt trail through the moss-covered floor and watch for resident wildlife along the way. If you come in spring, pause to admire the wildflowers as you go. Feel free to take advantage of the scramble trails that lead down to the water. During fishing season, purchase a license and bring your fly rod to go fishing here while Fido relaxes nearby.
This area permits you to bring your fur-baby if they're secure on a cord or lead. Help protect the environment by collecting and carrying out any waste. Make sure you have refreshments with you. If you take any water from the streams, you'll need to treat it before taking a drink. Either step off the trail or move to the side to let bikers and horses pass. You're welcome to bring a tent and camp out here -- just make sure to set up away from the trail and check with the rangers about any burn restrictions before lighting a campfire.
Bring your four-footed pal to the Mott section of the North Umpqua Trail to get your exercise in a natural setting. There are some pawesome side trails that you can explore out here to extend your outing. Spend the day walking through the woods or take time to cast your line on the water here.