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Overnight Trips


Overnight Hiking Tours for Adventurous Travelers

Make us your go-to tour guide for overnight backpacking trips. When you join DC Trail Guides, you can have exciting, safe nature hikes planned for you and a group of friends. Find out more about two of our popular excursions below. Also, keep in mind that all of our day trips have overnight options.


The North Umpqua Trail

If you've ever wanted to journey down the North Umpqua Trail, you've come to the right place. We offer 3 overnight tours, where you can explore this intriguing area in Southern Oregon. Call for pricing. Our hikes include:

Lower Section - 3 Day/ 2 Nights | 37.5 miles | Difficult to Moderate
All inclusive, Shuttle, Meals- day 1 LD, day 2 BLD, day 3 BL, Clean Water, Tent, Professional Guide Service
Extras: Sleeping Cots, Warm shower,

Day 1- 15.6 miles | Difficult
*Please show up HYDRATED and already have eaten a healthy breakfast.
We will meet up at the Roseburg Public Library Parking lot in the North East corner at 7 a.m. Then be there for about an hour while we do a quick gear check and complete all required paperwork. Those that are missing or need gear can rent them from the Field Trailer. All forms need to be completed and signed. Parent or Guardian required for those under 18. At 8 a.m., we will have been loaded up in the shuttle and heading out. A short 30 minute drive gets us to the Tioga Trailhead. This trailhead starts us at the lowest point on the North Umpqua Trail leading us through forests of old growth Douglas Fir, Hemlock, and Sugar Pines.  We will have a final load up of our gear for the day and you will say goodbye to your extra gear and sleeping bag. These items will be waiting for you at your next camp. That’s right, you travel with just a day pack. We will be traveling at a light pace giving plenty of opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the views. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. At noon we will stop and take a 30 minute lunch. Expect to stop hiking around 4 p.m. and arrive to a set up camp, food being prepped for dinner, and your belongings waiting for you inside your tent. Relax around the campfire eating dinner while listening to the rustling river and gazing at the stars.

Day 2  - 10.5 miles | Moderate
Wake up at 8 a.m. to a cooked breakfast and morning beverages while staying cozy by the fire. All personal belongings can be loaded back into shuttle and any medical concerns can be taken care of.  We expect to be back on the trail again around 9:30 a.m. and will spend the morning on the Mott segment. This segment continues through the forests from the previous day, but also meanders along the edge of the river.  Giving many opportunities for photos of the abundant flora along the breathtaking North Umpqua River. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. We will be arriving into the Steamboat area around noon for a 30 minute lunch break. After lunch you will start the Panther segment. Here the trail takes us up and away from the river into the bluffs. The terrain will change from dirt to gravel and rock as we ascend roughly 400 feet before descending slightly to our 2nd night of camping. Expect to stop hiking around 4 p.m. and arrive to a set up camp, food being prepped for dinner, and your belongings waiting for you inside your tent. Relax around the campfire eating dinner while listening to the rustling river and gazing at the stars.

Day 3 - 11.4 miles | Moderate
Wake up at 8 a.m. to a cooked breakfast and morning beverages while staying cozy by the fire. All personal belongings can be loaded back into shuttle and any medical concerns can be taken care of. We will be back on the trail again around 9:30 a.m. beginning with the Calf segment.  This section of the trail takes us along the river.  We will be traveling at a light pace giving plenty of opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the views. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. After two hours we will enter into the Marsters segment. This portion of the trail takes us back into the rocky bluffs, past fern covered hills, and back into old growth forests of Douglas Fir trees while viewing the river below. At noon we will stop and take a 30 minute lunch. Short time after lunch we will crossover Highway 138 and the North Umpqua River and enter into the Jessie Wright segment. The trail will now take us along an old road into Dark Canyon where we will be sheltered by Douglas Fir and Maple trees, with the large volcanic rocks and spires overhead of Eagle Rock and the Old Man/Old Woman formation. Expect to arrive around 4 p.m. to the Shuttle at the Soda Springs Trailhead. About an hour drive we will be returning to the Roseburg Public Library parking lot. A quick debrief and rental return and you shall be on your way. Those that will be requiring pickup, have ride available at 5 p.m.


Upper Section - 4 Days/ 3 Nights | 46.15 miles | Difficult
All inclusive, Shuttle, Meals- day 1 LD, day 2 BLD, day 3 BLD, day 4 BL, Clean Water, Tent, Professional Guide Service
Extras: Sleeping Cots, Warm shower,

Day 1 - 13.1 miles | Moderate
*Please show up HYDRATED and already have eaten a healthy breakfast.
We will meet up at the Roseburg Public Library Parking lot in the North East corner at 7 a.m. Then be there for about an hour while we do a quick gear check and complete all required paperwork. Those that are missing or need gear can rent them from the Field Trailer. All forms need to be completed and signed. Parent or Guardian required for those under 18. At 8 a.m., we will have been loaded up in the shuttle and heading out. A 60 minute drive gets us to the Soda Springs Trailhead. We will have a final load up of our gear for the day and you will say goodbye to your extra gear and sleeping bag. These items will be waiting for you at your next camp. That’s right, you travel with just a day pack. We will be traveling at a light pace giving plenty of opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the views. First we will be passing by the Soda Springs Dam and Fish Ladder as well as the Reservoir. Throughout this part of the trail we will see some interesting columnar basalt formations. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. At noon we will stop and take a 30 minute lunch. Expect to stop hiking around 4 p.m. and arrive to a set up camp a short distance from Umpqua Hot Springs, food being prepped for dinner, and your belongings waiting for you inside your tent. Relax around the campfire eating dinner while listening to the rustling river and gazing at the stars or walk up to the hot springs and soak in a nice hot mineral bath.

Day 2- 13 miles | Difficult
Wake up at 8 a.m. to a cooked breakfast and morning beverages while staying cozy by the fire. All personal belongings can be loaded back into shuttle and any medical concerns can be taken care of.  We expect to be back on the trail again around 9:30 a.m. and will spend the morning on the Dread and Terror segment. We will enjoy a quieter trail as we hike away from Hwy 138. This segment starts us off with the gorgeous Columnar Falls. Giving many opportunities for photos of the abundant flora along the breathtaking North Umpqua River. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. We will be arriving into the Bergman Bluff area around noon for a 30 minute lunch break. After lunch we will continue on and we will start entering into the Lemolo area. Expect to stop hiking around 4 p.m. and arrive to a set up camp, food being prepped for dinner, and your belongings waiting for you inside your tent. Relax around the campfire eating dinner while looking out over Lemolo Lake and gazing at the stars.

Day 3 - 6.3 miles | Moderate
Wake up at 8 a.m. to a cooked breakfast and morning beverages while staying cozy by the fire. Any medical concerns can be taken care of during this time. We will not be back on the trail again until around noon beginning with the Lemolo segment. Meanwhile you can get some extra rest, get some reading in down by the lake, or get some fishing in (you are responsible for your own fishing permit as well as bringing your own gear and fish cooler, this can be stored in gear trailer). This section of the trail takes us alongside the north edge of Lemolo Lake. We will be traveling at a light pace giving plenty of opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the views. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. Expect to stop hiking around 4 p.m. and arrive to a set up camp, food being prepped for dinner, and your belongings waiting for you inside your tent. Relax around the campfire eating dinner while listening to the rustling Bradley Creek.                                                                       

Day 4 - 13.75 miles | Difficult
Wake up at 8 a.m. to a cooked breakfast and morning beverages while staying cozy by the fire. All personal belongings can be loaded back into shuttle and any medical concerns can be taken care of.  We expect to be back on the trail again around 9:00 a.m. and will spend the morning on the Maidu segment. This segment is going to be the most challenging with an elevation gain of 1,720 feet and bringing us to our max elevation of 6,000 feet. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. We will be arriving into the base of our climb around noon for a 30 minute lunch break. After lunch you will continue on up and soon will reach the top and Lake Lucile and Maidu Lake as well as the end of the North Umpqua Trail. We will travel down through Winema National Forrest 4.75 miles. Expect to arrive around 4 p.m. to the Shuttle at the Digit Point Trailhead. About a 2 hour drive we will be returning to the Roseburg Public Library parking lot. A quick debrief and rental return and you shall be on your way. Those that will be requiring pickup, have ride available at 6 p.m.


Complete Trail - 7 Days/ 6 Nights | 83.65 miles | Difficult
All inclusive, Shuttle, Meals- day 1 LD, day 2 BLD, day 3 BLD, day 4 BLD, day 5 BLD, day 6 BLD, day BL, Clean Water, Tent, Professional Guide Service
Extras: Sleeping Cots, Warm shower,

Day 1 - 15.6 miles | Difficult
*Please show up HYDRATED and already have ate a healthy breakfast.
We will meet up at the Roseburg Public Library Parking lot in the North East corner at 7 a.m. Then be there for about an hour while we do a quick gear check and complete all required paperwork. Those that are missing or need gear can rent them from the Field Trailer. All forms need to be completed and signed. Parent or Guardian required for those under 18. At 8 a.m., we will have been loaded up in the shuttle and heading out. A short 30 minute drive gets us to the Tioga Trailhead. This trailhead starts us at the lowest point on the North Umpqua Trail leading us through forests of old growth Douglas Fir, Hemlock, and Sugar Pines.  We will have a final load up of our gear for the day and you will say goodbye to your extra gear and sleeping bag. These items will be waiting for you at your next camp. That’s right, you travel with just a day pack. We will be traveling at a light pace giving plenty of opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the views. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. At noon we will stop and take a 30 minute lunch. Expect to stop hiking around 4 p.m. and arrive to a set up camp, food being prepped for dinner, and your belongings waiting for you inside your tent. Relax around the campfire eating dinner while listening to the rustling river and gazing at the stars.

Day 2 - 10.5 miles | Moderate
Wake up at 8 a.m. to a cooked breakfast and morning beverages while staying cozy by the fire. All personal belongings can be loaded back into shuttle and any medical concerns can be taken care of.  We expect to be back on the trail again around 9:30 a.m. and will spend the morning on the Mott segment. This segment continues through the forests from the previous day, but also meanders along the edge of the river.  Giving many opportunities for photos of the abundant flora along the breathtaking North Umpqua River. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. We will be arriving into the Steamboat area around noon for a 30 minute lunch break. After lunch you will start the Panther segment. Here the trail takes us up and away from the river into the bluffs. The terrain will change from dirt to gravel and rock as we ascend roughly 400 feet before descending slightly to our 2nd night of camping. Expect to stop hiking around 4 p.m. and arrive to a set up camp, food being prepped for dinner, and your belongings waiting for you inside your tent. Relax around the campfire eating dinner while listening to the rustling river and gazing at the stars.

Day 3  - 11.4 miles | Moderate
Wake up at 8 a.m. to a cooked breakfast and morning beverages while staying cozy by the fire. All personal belongings can be loaded back into shuttle and any medical concerns can be taken care of. We will be back on the trail again around 9:30 a.m. beginning with the Calf segment.  This section of the trail takes us along the river.  We will be traveling at a light pace giving plenty of opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the views. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. After two hours we will enter into the Marsters segment. This portion of the trail takes us back into the rocky bluffs, past fern covered hills, and back into old growth forests of Douglas Fir trees while viewing the river below. At noon we will stop and take a 30 minute lunch. Short time after lunch we will crossover Highway 138 and the North Umpqua River and enter into the Jessie Wright segment. The trail will now take us along an old road into Dark Canyon where we will be sheltered by Douglas Fir and Maple trees, with the large volcanic rocks and spires overhead of Eagle Rock and the Old Man/Old Woman formation. Expect to stop hiking around 4 p.m. and arrive to a set up camp at the Soda Springs Trail Head, food being prepped for dinner, and your belongings waiting for you inside your tent. Relax around the campfire eating dinner while listening to the rustling river and gazing at the stars.

Day 4 - 13.1 miles | Moderate
Wake up at 8 a.m. to a cooked breakfast and morning beverages while staying cozy by the fire. All personal belongings can be loaded back into shuttle and any medical concerns can be taken care of. We will be back on the trail again around 9:30 a.m. beginning with the Deer Leap segment. . First we will be passing by the Soda Springs Dam and Fish Ladder as well as the Reservoir. Throughout this part of the trail we will see some interesting columnar basalt formations. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. At noon we will stop and take a 30 minute lunch. Expect to stop hiking around 4 p.m. and arrive to a set up camp a short distance from Umpqua Hot Springs, food being prepped for dinner, and your belongings waiting for you inside your tent. Relax around the campfire eating dinner while listening to the rustling river and gazing at the stars or walk up to the hot springs and soak in a nice hot mineral bath.

Day 5 - 13 miles | Difficult
Wake up at 8 a.m. to a cooked breakfast and morning beverages while staying cozy by the fire. All personal belongings can be loaded back into shuttle and any medical concerns can be taken care of.  We expect to be back on the trail again around 9:30 a.m. and will spend the morning on the Dread and Terror segment. We will enjoy a quieter trail as we hike away from Hwy 138. This segment starts us off with the gorgeous Columnar Falls. Giving many opportunities for photos of the abundant flora along the breathtaking North Umpqua River. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. We will be arriving into the Bergman Bluff area around noon for a 30 minute lunch break. After lunch we will continue on and we will start entering into the Lemolo area. Expect to stop hiking around 4 p.m. and arrive to a set up camp, food being prepped for dinner, and your belongings waiting for you inside your tent. Relax around the campfire eating dinner while looking out over Lemolo Lake and gazing at the stars.

Day 6 - 6.3 miles | Moderate
Wake up at 8 a.m. to a cooked breakfast and morning beverages while staying cozy by the fire. Any medical concerns can be taken care of during this time. We will not be back on the trail again until around noon beginning with the Lemolo segment. Meanwhile you can get some extra rest, get some reading in down by the lake, or get some fishing in (you are responsible for your own fishing permit as well as bringing your own gear and fish cooler, this can be stored in gear trailer). This section of the trail takes us alongside the north edge of Lemolo Lake. We will be traveling at a light pace giving plenty of opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the views. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. Expect to stop hiking around 4 p.m. and arrive to a set up camp, food being prepped for dinner, and your belongings waiting for you inside your tent. Relax around the campfire eating dinner while listening to the rustling Bradley Creek.

Day 7 - 13.75 miles | Difficult
Wake up at 8 a.m. to a cooked breakfast and morning beverages while staying cozy by the fire. All personal belongings can be loaded back into shuttle and any medical concerns can be taken care of.  We expect to be back on the trail again around 9:00 a.m. and will spend the morning on the Maidu segment. This segment is going to be the most challenging with an elevation gain of 1,720 feet and bringing us to our max elevation of 6,000 feet. There will be a scheduled 5 minute stop every hour for a quick snack and hydration. We will be arriving into the base of our climb around noon for a 30 minute lunch break. After lunch you will continue on up and soon will reach the top and Lake Lucile and Maidu Lake as well as the end of the North Umpqua Trail. We will travel down through Winema National Forrest 4.75 miles. Expect to arrive around 4 p.m. to the Shuttle at the Digit Point Trailhead. About a 2 hour drive we will be returning to the Roseburg Public Library parking lot. A quick debrief and rental return and you shall be on your way. Those that will be requiring pickup, have ride available at 6 p.m.