North Umpqua Trail #1414.03 Panther Segment

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This 5 mile trail segment serves as an excellent year-round trail for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. The trail passes by alder-covered gravel bars, and then climbs to rocky bluffs away from the river. The picturesque Steamboat Area to the north has served as a retreat to countless visitors through time. From traditional peoples who gathered food here, to miners vainly searching for gold, to a century of tourists, this area has drawn visitors from around the world.

The western portion of this segment passes by the historic Mott Bridge. Located in the heart of the Steamboat Area, the Mott Bridge has provided a crossing over the North Umpqua River since 1936. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, this Oregon Historic Engineering Landmark was named after Major Jordan Lawrence Mott IV. The area on the south side of the river (the Mott Trailhead) provides access to the Mott and Panther segments. Interpretive displays highlight information about the area.

North Umpqua Trail Information

North Umpqua Trail #1414.03 Panther Segment - Typical trail

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: North Umpqua Ranger District

General Information


From Roseburg, OR, take OR-138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard and drive to milepost 39.2 to reach the western trailhead, the Mott Trailhead, on Forest Road 4712 on south side of river. Horse trailer parking is limited. Drive to milepost 43 to turn south onto Forest Road 4714 to reach the eastern Panther Trailhead (south side of river), near Apple Creek Campground. Limited parking at this trailhead. Horse trailers should proceed 200 feet past the trailhead to a wide area on the road.



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  Area/Length : 
5.0 miles

  Elevation : 
1,200 feet - 1,600 feet range