North Umpqua Trail #1414.09 Dread & Terror Segment

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This 13-mile trail is anything but dreadful and terrible! In 1908, two rangers on horseback named a four-mile ridgeline south of the river as "Dread and Terror" in reference to the disagreeable possibility of fighting forest fires in the impenetrable thickets of whitethorn brush blanketing the area. This is one of the most beautiful segments of the North Umpqua Trail with many forms of flowing water.

Just east of the Umpqua Hot Springs, you'll discover Surprise and Columnar Falls, both columnar waterfalls. Several miles farther you'll find Lemolo Falls, a wonderful 102-foot "horsetail-type" falls.

North Umpqua Trail Brochure

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/08/2020- Open, but current conditions unknown. Be prepared to navigate downed trees and other potential hazards.
Fees No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Motorized use prohibited
Closest Towns: Roseburg, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Diamond Lake Ranger District

General Information


Western Trailhead:

Eastern Trailhead:

  • From Roseburg, OR, turn on OR-138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard for 72.8 miles to turn north onto Forest Road 2610 (Lemolo Lake turn-off). Drive approximately 4.5 miles before turning left on Forest Road 3401 (Thorn Prairie Road). Proceed 0.5 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 3401-800. Go 3 miles to Forest Road 3401-701. The trailhead is about 0.5 mile at the end of the unimproved road.



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  Area/Length : 
13.0 miles

  Elevation : 
3,400 feet - 4,500 feet range