Soda Springs Trail #1493
An interesting columnar basalt formation is located at the trailhead. Fishing for German-brown and rainbow trout is available in nearby Soda Springs Reservoir. The North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River passes near the trailhead, but is closed to fishing in this area. The trail heads north from the river into Boulder Creek Wilderness.
The trail wanders in and out of a forested canopy ending in an open meadow with a small mineral spring. The Bradley Trail #1491 is intersected near this point. The dynamic process of erosion can be observed on the lower section of the trail as it follows a small creek bed. Camping and water at Pine Bench.
Soda Springs Trailhead: From Roseburg, OR, travel turn on OR-138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard. Travel east on Highway 138 for 55 miles. Then turn north onto Forest Road 4775, at Soda Springs. Then immediately turn left onto Forest Road 4775-011. The trailhead is 1 mile on the right.
During the summer of 1996 the Spring Fire burned through the south half of the Boulder Creek Wilderness. It burned 11,550 acres. Along this trail the fire burned mostly in the underbrush and stayed out of the canopy.
Poison oak is present in the area. Familiarize yourself with its appearance before heading out so you can avoid it on your hike.
Alerts & Warnings
- Forest Order 06-15-03-22-464 Rescinded 09/21/2022
- Forest Order 06-15-03-22-468 Dated 09/21/2022
- Forest Order 06-15-03-22-467 Rescinded 09/13/2022
- Road 4720 & 4720-005 Closed Starting 9/19/22
- Forest Order #06-18-00-22-14 Dated 08/04/2022
- Termination of Order No. 06-15-00-22-460 No PURS in Effect
- Stay Limit on the Umpqua National Forest