Hikers that access the Calf Segment from the Calf Creek Trailhead will be able to hike all but the last 0.2 miles of that segment. There is a turnaround area posted for equestrians The temporary closure of the Panther Creek Trailhead, accessible from Forest Service Road 4714, is to protect the health and safety of the public.
The new 90-foot-longbridge will sit substantially higher than the previous bridge, allowing large instream wood to pass underneath without damaging the structure. The project is funded by the Forest Service Trails Capital Improvement Project and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Recreational Trails Program.
Even with a 0.2-mile segment closed, visitors can still enjoy the rest of the North Umpqua Trail. There are also various other trails in the area that are available for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
For more information, please call the North Umpqua Ranger District at (541) 496-3532.