Brice Creek - Lund Park

• Brice Creek Trail is popular for miles of trails through the old-growth forest
• A popular series of lovely swimming holes within a short distance from Eugene




Brice Creek in the Umpqua National Forest is a unique and popular location to cool off during hot summer days. The creek area is well known for miles of trails through the old-growth coniferous forest. Also, there are 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 the 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 a miner Alex Lundberg who stopped overnight here on their trip to the Bohemia Minning Area. In the early 1900s, this area was used as a stopover for miners traveling from Cottage Grove to the Bohemia Saddle. There are not many remains of what was once a post office, hotel, dam, powerhouse, and small buildings. Today, Lund Park is a campground with 10 campsites on the first-come, first-served basis.

Brice Creek - Lund ParkAccess allowed: May - September
Services: 
2 vault toilets, garbage service, 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: N 43°39.036' W 122°40.752' | 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 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
Services: 
2 vault toilets, garbage service, 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: N 43°40.245', W 122°42.497' | 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.



Adventures Nearby




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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