North Umpqua Trail - Tioga Segment

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Trail Distance: 15.7 miles
Time Estimate: 6 hr 40 min +
Elevation Gain: 730 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Hard
Parking: Free
Route Type: Point-to-point
Restroom: No
Description

You and Fido can take a challenging hike through the Umpqua National Forest on the Tioga Segment of the North Umpqua Trail. This gravel and dirt pathway travels through mature woods and tracks the Wild and Scenic Umpqua River. There are some steep climbs, fern-covered ground, and scenic waterfalls along the route. If you can, plan your trip between May and October to look for steelhead and salmon jumping up the falls to reach their spawning grounds.

The western trailhead for the Tioga Segment starts at Swiftwater Park. Park in the lot on the south side of the North Umpqua Highway. A short way into the old growth forest, you'll come to Deadline Falls. Watch the whitewater churning over the boulders and look for salmon and trout struggling to get upstream. From here, you can continue east along the river. Walk among fern groves to Fern Creek Falls. This site has a footbridge where you'll be able to look down on the cascading water. Further on, the route becomes more rugged and steep as it climbs Bob Butte. Continue down the other side of the hill and wander by the river for the second half of the trek. The next portion of the North Umpqua Trail starts at the Wright Creek Trailhead.

Forest Service regulations permit you to bring Spot here on a leash. You won't find potable water sources on this trail segment. Bring some with you for your outing. Collect and carry out your pup's waste when you hike. 

Hiking the Tioga Segment of the Umpqua National Forest gives you an opportunity to see a variety of wildlife like eagles, osprey, elk, and deer as you travel through hemlock, sugar pine, and Douglas fir forests. Enjoy the scenic views of the river and its waterfalls as you and your pup get a workout on this route!

Trail Features
Forest, Steep Inclines, Rocky, Muddy, River
Abundant Wildlife, Waterfall, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Ticks and mosquitos are common in this forest area. Have protection on hand for you and your pooch. You may also encounter hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets. Carry a bee sting kit with you.
Address
Swiftwater Park, 24934 N Umpqua Hwy
Idleyld Park, OR 97447
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
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Address
Swiftwater Park, 24934 N Umpqua Hwy
Idleyld Park, OR 97447
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours