North Umpqua Trail / Tioga Section

Glide, Oregon

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This trail parallels the North Umpqua River for approximately 80 miles. This ride covers 15 miles of this single-track trail (the Tioga Section). The return to the trailhead is on OR 138. The ride requires good bike-handling skills. The most challenging climb is a switchbacking ascent around Bob Butte, which you will encounter about three miles into the ride. Some of the trail's steeper sections are degraded and rocky. There may also be some windfalls blocking the single-track. The trip begins at the Swiftwater County Park, 6 miles east of Glide.
Mountain Bike! Oregon

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Mountain Bike! Oregon

by Laurie & Chris Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

This trail parallels the North Umpqua River for approximately 80 miles. This ride covers 15 miles of this single-track trail (the Tioga Section). The return to the trailhead is on OR 138. The ride requires good bike-handling skills.

The most challenging climb is a switchbacking ascent around Bob Butte, which you will encounter about three miles into the ride. Some of the trail's steeper sections are degraded and rocky. There may also be some windfalls blocking the single-track. The trip begins at the Swiftwater County Park, 6 miles east of Glide.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Glide
Distance: 28
Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: Year-round, Stay of trail when it is wet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,200 feet
Top Elevation: 2,000 feet
Local Contacts: Umpqua National Forest, North Umpqua Ranger District 541-496-3532
Local Maps: Pamphlet called 'North Umpqua Trail" from North Umpqua Ranger Station in Glide, USGS Glide, Mace Mountain, and Old Fairview
Driving Directions: Directions to North Umpqua Trail / Tioga Section

Recent Trail Reviews

9/29/2007
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Great single track that runs along the North Umpua River. Terrific views and classic Redwood forest trail. One draw back is that parts of the trail do not seem well maintained. Lots of spots where large trees have fallen across the trail and have not yet been removed. Other parts of the trail are almost grown over with tall vegetation. All in all, a great ride.


4/12/2004
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