Located in the southern end of Oregon and covering close to 60 miles of the Umpqua river system the North Umpqua Trail is an amazing mountain biking destination. We rode 17 miles of the NUT starting at Toketee Lake and ending at the Calf Creek Trailhead, covering the Deer Leap, Jesse Wright, and Marsters segments of the trail.
The NUT is characterized primarily by buffed singletrack overlooking the North Umpqua river. A large portion of the trail is on steep hillsides with vertical exposure on one side, but the trail is wide enough that you rarely feel in danger of falling. There are a few portions along the route which might be considered technical but most any rider capable of long, moderately steep climbs will be comfortable on the NUT. More advanced riders will enjoy the extended downhill sections with fast flowy trails and great site lines. If you like ripping down flowy singletrack then you will love this trail.