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    North Umpqua Trail Recommendations Needed

    My wife and I are going to be passing through the North Umpqua Trail area on Saturday and want to ride a segment. I'm looking for a recommendation for ride of about 10-20 miles, not too techy, clear of blowdown and snow. We will probably camp in the area on Friday night. We won't be able to do a shuttle. Any information is appreciated.

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    North Umpqua Trail

    I would recommend driving to the Tokatee Campground and parking there. Ride an out and back on Deer Leap section. Its a climb to some rolling trail and then a descent. I believe it is about 10 miles each way. If that isn't enough you can ride upstream for an out and back on Drear and Terror.

    Deer Leap is unlike the rest of the trail in that it is not near the river. Still, great riding. Should be cleared. Less poison oak than downstream, but still present.

    Fits the bill for what you are looking for.

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    Maybe this will help: NUT brochure

    What bb12creek said. My fav two segments are Dread & Terror and Deer Leap. Hopefully they're not under snow and have been cleared. I have not been on the NUT since last September.
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    Thank guys, we will check out the Deer Leap area. From the Tokatee Campground does this section go east or west? It isn't real clear from the brochure. Thanks!

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    West. Hit the hot springs post ride or jump off the little bridge there to cool off. Provided it's clear dear leap should be spectacular right now.
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    There's a little trail spur in the area called the Illahee Trail which is nice to throw in as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    West. Hit the hot springs post ride or jump off the little bridge there to cool off. Provided it's clear dear leap should be spectacular right now.
    All great advice!! While Dread & terror is by far my favorite section, I think Deer Leap might be might 2nd favorite. Jumping off the bridge is a must do on every trip there. It's plenty deep, clean and very refreshing.
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