The North Umpqua Tr1414: Marsters to Toketee Lake ride includes the Jessie Wright and Deer Leap sections. As rugged and challenging as the Dread and Terror ride, the trail tends to be less wet and technical.
The Jessie Wright section is a typical riverside ride, around Eagle Rock and the Soda Springs reservoir on abandoned doubletrack.
The Deer Leap section is more challenging, traversing the hillside around Deer Leap Rock, to Toketee Lake, and starting from the Soda Creek Reservoir TH avoids the Jessie Wright doubletrack section of the ride.
Toketee Falls is worth a side trip, an 80' two-tiered waterfall which travels through a wall of columnar basalt.
The ride can be extended by starting from the Horseshoe Bend campground, near FR4750, the FR4714 Apple Creek campground or even from Steamboat. A more advanced option is to start from the Soda Creek Reservoir, then ride the Deer Leap and Dread and Terror sections. Advanced riders may not find the other sections of the Umpqua River Trail interesting or challenging.
Shuttle riders will often start at Lemolo Lake Poole Creek campground, or the White Mule TH, and ride the Dread and Terror, Deer Leap and Jesse Wright segments (29mi), ending at the Marsters bridge.
Shown on the Area map, Boulder Creek Tr1552 ascends beside the creek and beneath a closed canopy of Ponderosa, Douglas-fir and hemlock, to the Calapooya Divide ridgeline and FR3810.
Bradley Tr1491 parallels the river trail, from FR4775 to Boulder Creek Tr1552, a short day hike loop opportunity. Soda Springs Tr1493 offers a connector to the Soda Spring Powerplant road.
Be sure to keep a full tank of gas, and get other provisions before the ride, as the Lemolo Lake and Clearwater shops are not 24/7. Ask the Diamond Lake Ranger Station about trail closures before traveling to the area. Expect some trailside poison oak and prepare as needed. Try using Tecnu before the ride.
The Buckhead Mountain CG provides access to some Twin Lakes spur trails, for a nice day hiking opportunity.
The area is open to biking, but none of the trails are suitable for more than a short ride.
This is a remote area, so verify with the forest service that the campground and trails are accessible prior to visiting.
Be prepared for hoards of mosquitos during the late spring and early summer months.
North Umpqua River Trail 1414: Marsters to Toketee Segment
Boulder Creek Trail 1552, Bradley Trail 1491, BVD Trail 1511, Copeland Trail 1512, Deception Trail 1510, Illahee Flat Trail 1532, Soda Springs Trail 1493, Trail 1487, Twin Lakes Trail 1500
Boulder Flat Campground, Buckhead Mountain Campground, Eagle Rock Campground, Toketee Lake Campground
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.