North Umpqua Trail #1414.06 Jessie Wright Segment

Area Status: Open

In 1915, Jesse Wright (1898-1990) and her husband, Perry, homesteaded nearby. The trail will take you along an old roadbed, into Dark Canyon, through a forest of Douglas-fir and big-leaf maple, and below the volcanic remnants of Eagle Rock and Old Man Rock (western end of trail). The Illahee Flats Trail (area is unavailable), Boulder Creek Trail and Bradley Trail intersect with this segment. Near Soda Spring Trailhead you'll see spectacular columnar basalt which are vertical columns formed when molten lava flowed, then cooled. Ove the years, brightly colored lichens add spectacular contract to the rock color.

Illahee Flats Trail: Leads to a scenic Cascade meadow used in the past as an American Indian gathering place and an U.S. Forest Service Guard Station. Now it is a popular area for horse riders.

Boulder Creek Trail: This trail and the Bradley Trail provide a loop trail through the Boulder Creek Wilderness. Both trails are closed to mountain bikes.

Norht Umpqua Trail Brochure

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/18/2022: Logged out in November, but expect more downed trees through fire scar.
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


From Roseburg, OR, turn on OR-138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard. Continue on Highway 138:

Western Trailhead:

  • Continue on Highway 138 to milepost 50.
  • Turn right on Forest Road 4770, at Marsters Trailhead, east side of Marsters Bridge. The trailhead is approximately 600 feet downstream. Horse trailers need to park at the wide area along Forest Road 4770, 300 feet from the highway.

Eastern Trailhead:

  • To reach the Soda Springs Trailhead, continue on OR-138 to milepost 55 where you should turn north onto Forest Road 4775.  Immediately turn left onto Forest Road 4775-011. The trailhead is at milepost 1.3, between Soda Springs Dam and Soda Springs Power House. The actual trail is accessed from parking area by following Forest Road 4775-011, 1.2 miles west, past the power house. Parking and trailhead location are separated by a primitive road.


Mountain Biking



Difficulty Level: Moderate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
4.1 miles

  Elevation : 
1,500 feet - 1,810 feet range