Brice Creek Trail – Swimming, Camping & Hiking

Brice Creek - Lund Park




Brice Creek in the Umpqua National Forest is a unique and popular location to cool off during hot summer days. The creek is well known for miles of trails through the old growth coniferous forest, campgrounds, and many opportunities to pursue other activities such as photography, picnicking, fishing, swimming, bicycling, and even panning for gold.

Brice Creek Trail # 1403

The 5.7 miles easy-difficulty trail runs through the gorgeous ancient forest. On your way along the trail, you will enjoy a vista of the crystal-clear creek with numerous waterfalls and deep pools. For the best view, it is recommended to hike upstream. The short trips can be made from Lund Park and Cedar Creek Trailheads. There are two adjoining trails to Trestle Creek waterfalls. The 0.25-mile Trestle Creek Trail #1403C to the lower falls and 2.6-mile Upper Trestle Creek Trail#1403D to the upper falls begin at the eastern end of the Brice Creek Trail.

The 0.3-mile trail's section from Cedar Creek Trailhead to Brice Creek Falls is moderate-difficult accessible. The rest of the Brice Creek trail is not accessible.
Brice Creek hiking can be made from four trailheads:

  • West Trailhead
  • Cedar Creek Trailhead
  • Lund Park Trailhead
  • Champion Creek Trailhead.

At the beginning of the 1900s, the Brice Creek Trail # 1403 partially follows the historic Frank Bryce Trail that was used to access the Bohemia Mining District.

Brice Creek Trail

Season: Year-round
Difficulty Level:
 Easy to Moderate
Distance (round trip): 11.4 miles (18.3 km)
Trail Type: Out & Back
Elevation Gain: 1,200 - 2,000 ft (366 - 610m)



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Lund Park Campground

Lund Park alongside Brice Creek was named after miners Alex Lundberg and Harry Parker who stopped overnight on their trip to the Bohemia Minning Area. There are not many remains of what was once a post office, hotel, dam, powerhouse and small buildings. In the early 1900s, this area was used as a stopover for miners traveling from Cottage Grove to the Bohemia Saddle. Today Lund Park is a campground with 10 campsites on the first come, first served bases.

Brice Creek - Lund Park

Access allowed: May - September
Service: 
2 vault toilets, garbage disposal, no drinking water
Accommodations: 
10 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits
Camping reservation: First come - first served
Managed: USDA Forest Service
Elevation: 1,700 ft (518 m)
GPS: 43.6506, -122.6792

 

Just below the footbridge on the western side of the campground, there is an excellent peaceful spot for swimming and wading. To access the swimming spot, cross the footbridge and use a footpath to the creek.

For the Brice Creek Trail, you also should cross the footbridge.



Cedar Creek Campground

Cedar Creek Campground with ten campsites is a quiet shaded place along the Brice Creek. A footbridge provides access to the Brice Creek Trail. There is an excellent swimming spot 0.1-mile upstream of the footbridge.
Brice Creek

Access allowed: May - September
Service: 
2 vault toilets, garbage disposal, no drinking water
Accommodations: 
9 single and 1 double campsites with picnic tables and fire pits
Camping reservation: First come - first served
Managed: USDA Forest Service
Elevation: 1,520 ft (463 m)
GPS: 43.670748, -122.708283

Great swimming and cliff jumping opportunities are available at Brice Creek Falls, which is located 0.3 miles upstream of the Cedar Creek Trailhead.



Directions

From I-5 at Cottage Grove (Exit 174), travel east on Row River Road for 19.4 miles to the junction of Layng Creek Road (#17) and Brice Creek Road (#2470/22). Turn right onto Brice Creek Road and continue onto Road 22:

  • 3.3 miles to West Trailhead
  • 4.7 miles to Cedar Creek Campground and Trailhead
  • 7 miles to Lund Park Campground and Trailhead
  • 8.2 miles to Champion Creek Trailhead.






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