The Steamboat to Marsters North Umpqua Tr1414 ride combines the Panther, Calf and Marsters sections into a relatively easy riverside ride.
'Easy' is relative to other Cascade Range trails, not some city park ride.
Beginner to intermediate riders will be challenged aerobically and technically on this scenery ride, which is long, has some cliff exposure and covers some rough terrain.
The ride can be extended by starting from the Wright Creek FR4711 TH, especially if the Calf section is closed.
The Calf section may still be periodically closed due to after effects from the 2002 Apple fire, with SR138 as the alternate for that 3.7mi section.
The Marsters section passes through some old growth Doug Fir, with some 800 year old giants to ponder along the way.
Be sure to keep a full tank of gas, and get other provisions before the ride, as the Steamboat 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.
North Umpqua Trail 1414
Illahee Lookout Trail 1539
Apple Creek Campground, Canton Creek Campground, Eagle Creek Campground, Horseshoe Bend Campground, Island Campground
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.