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The most famous section of the North Umpqua Trail.


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Map Key

12.6

Miles

20.3

KM

Singletrack

4,092' 1,247 m

High

2,654' 809 m

Low

73' 22 m

Up

1,511' 460 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Commonly Bikepacked

Need to Know

The elevation gain marked here is not accurate, and you should come prepared for around 750 ft. of ascent.

Description

Don't let the name scare you. The actual Dread and Terror Ridge is to the south of the trail and was named in reference to fighting fire.

This section, also known as Trail #1414.09, is the most famous section of the trail for mountain biking. Expect to experience a great many water features, even in August, like hanging gardens, waterfalls like Surprise and Columnar Falls and Lemolo Falls, and even rocky streams that follow the trail. Also be prepared for sections of loose narrow trail with extreme exposure, so stay on your toes.

Contacts

Shared By:

Aaron Roe with improvements by Mason Lewis

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 4 votes

#2

in Diamond Lake

#23931

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Trail Rankings

#2

in Diamond Lake

#525

in Oregon

#23,931

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Hanging gardens and rock walls are common on the Dread and Terror section of North Umpqua.
Apr 10, 2013 near Oakridge, OR
Dread and Terror is one of those most exciting sections on the Umpqua Trail with lots of tight singletrack along high cliffs
Mar 9, 2013 near Crater…, OR
Just another gorgeous waterfall we're riding by...
Sep 16, 2015 near Crater…, OR
Into the wild.
Apr 6, 2022 near Crater…, OR
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Check-Ins

Oct 31, 2020
Mike Dahlquist
Aug 12, 2019
Mason Lewis
Expect hefty climbs no where near 75 feet of accent, closer to 750. Quite muddy, full on stream during the final accent at about 10 miles in.
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