Not to far from Roseberg, OR in the south Cascades the North Umpqua Trail is the spot if you're looking to do some hiking, fishing, biking or generally enjoy the beauty of the Pac Northwest.
What's the must do and see here?
The trail follows the turquoise North Umpqua River for 87 miles, and has umpteen waterfalls, fly-fishing spots, and old-growth forests the whole way.
What makes this a special place to connect with nature?
It's one of the first places that I visited when I moved to Oregon.
Favorite memory here?
I climbed down from the observation deck and followed a trail to the base of the waterfall and soaked my feet in the water.
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Tell us about yourself!
I got a taste of travel and adventure while growing up, vacationing with my family during the summers. But my wanderlust seems to have exploded in 2012 when I went to Iceland and saw the outdoors as being fierce and unpredictable, but also inspiring and welcoming. Since then, exploring the world has been atop priority for me and my wife. We recently relocated from the farmlands of Indiana to the mountains of Oregon to be closer to adventure and increase our opportunities to be in the outdoors.
NORTH UMPQUA TRAIL OVERVIEW
There's no shortage of trail heads (15 to be precise) that take you through the North Umpqua Forest. You're getting into the Northwest rain forests so expect to see plenty of vegetation and some really big tree. Also don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for poison oak.
Trail option are available for the casual day hike at 3.5 miles to the Dread and Terror section at a healthy 13 miles (it's just a name, you can totally conquer it). Hiking and biking are pretty popular as well as horse back riding, but don't miss out on the chance to do some fly fishing as well. As a nice treat you can see Salmon and Steelhead migrating from June to October.
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