Non-Guided Umpqua MTB Camping Trip – Cog Wild
June 3 - 5, 2016 at 9:00 am
In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.
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Meet us at Cog Wild Headquarters at 8 a.m. or at Horseshoe Bend campground at 11 a.m. Contact us for details.
Riding Distance: 56 – 75 miles
Elevation: 2,000-4,000 feet
We’ll start with a map talk before riding straight from camp. Today’s trail will include fast sections before climbing up to a scenic viewpoint overlooking the river canyon. From this high point, you will be rewarded with a long, continuous downhill back to the river. After the ride, we’ll enjoy our cooler full of cold Deschutes Brewery beer at our favorite swimming hole to cool off. Back at camp everyone will cook their own dinners since there are no restaurant options nearby.
Mileage: 18 – 25 miles
After your breakfast, we’ll jump in the shuttle rig to the start of our ride. Today’s ride will include a little more climbing than day one but the scenery will make it all worth it. Our ride will finish descending smooth, flowing singletrack to an old growth forest right back to camp. After dinner there can be an option to visit the hot springs up the road, or to relax around the campfire in camp.
Mileage: 19 – 28 miles
After packing up camp and moving vehicles to the top section of the trail, you’ll enjoy the most popular section of the trail. Our journey starts above Lemolo Lake, at the very top of the North Umpqua River Trail. Within the first mile we’ll check out the 102-foot high Lemolo Falls. “Lemolo” means “wild” or “untamed” in the Native Chinook language, and you’ll discover this namesake as we continue down the rugged canyon. We’ll follow the North Umpqua River along steep forested slopes and over tight rocky stream crossings, past the weeping wall of basalt rock, to our destination at Toketee Lake. The trail includes rollers and banks for those looking for some bonus airtime. By the end of the day you will have the satisfaction of completing one of the best rides in the country!
Mileage: 19 – 26 miles
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