North Umpqua Trail #1414.02 Mott Segment

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

Paralleling the North Umpqua River, this segment serves as an excellent year-round access for all trail users. Passing through an old-growth forest at the western portion, the trail follows the river with the small scramble trails down to the waters edge, where you can enjoy fly-fishing as well as beautiful scenery.

East of Wright Creek is the McDonald Trail. On the north side of the river is the Riverview Trail.

  • McDonald Trail: After several steep switchbacks, this 4 mile side trail passes through middle-aged and old-growth forests and an old homestead. Wildflowers abound in the spring.
  • Riverview Trail: The original North Umpqua Highway was built in 1926. Today this route is a six-mile side trail (#1530) that offers hikers and mountain bikers a loop opportunity when combined with the Mott Segment of the North Umpqua Trail and Highway 138. Access to the trail is either from Bogus Creek Campground on the west end or just off Highway 138 on Forest Road 38 on the east end.

North Umpqua Trail Information

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 02/10/2023:Closed due to Archie Creek Fire - the majority of this stretch of the trail is closed by Closure Order Number 06-15-00-22-459. A short stretch of the trail by Steamboat Inn to Station Creek is open. Visit for details. There is still lots of debris on trail, and bridges are still out. 
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. Travel east to milepost 34.1 to reach the western trailhead, which is the Wright Creek Trailhead, on Forest Road 4711 on south side of river. Travel to milepost 29.2 to reach the eastern trailhead, which is the Mott Trailhead, on Forest Road 4712 on south side of river. Horse trailer parking is limited.


Mountain Biking


River and Stream Fishing

Fly fishing only.


Difficulty Level: Moderate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
5.5 miles

  Elevation : 
1,140 feet - 1,200 feet range