North Umpqua Trail
North Umpqua Trail Highlights
- An IMBA Epic Ride.
- Beautiful old-growth Douglas-fir forest.
- 79 miles of single-track.
- Ride the full distance or individual segments.
- Use caution on sections with steep descents and exposure.
Video courtesy of YouTube user Downhillaforlife
About the North Umpqua Trail
The North Umpqua Trail is located in Southern Oregon, 12 miles east of Roseburg in the Umpqua National Forest. Eleven segments ranging from 3.5 to 15.7 miles long make up the full 79-mile trail length. The NUT offers a great mix of smooth rollers and technical descents through old-growth Douglas-fir forests — with some trees more than 6 feet in diameter — plus bridge riding and several exposed segments. This route has been designated as an IMBA Epic Ride by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
Trailheads and campgrounds are spaced out along the trail, making it convenient for both day trips and longer journeys. Riding the full distance is possible with a support vehicle or packed gear, or you can base out-and-back combinations from a single trailhead. Bend’s Cog Wild Mountain Bike Tours leads tours along the NUT, or you can camp and ride self-supported.
Check out Ride Oregon’s “Ride the North Umpqua Trail” cycling update for some insider tips and tricks.
Visit the Bureau of Land Management’s Umpqua Trails page for maps and segment-specific information.
Pine Mountain Sports in Bend keeps a sizable fleet of mountain bikes on hand and takes reservations.