2,201 ft
Distance
-303 ft
Descent
00:02:29
Avg time

Alpha Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    McDonald Forest
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #85118 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33989 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager

Official multi-use bidirectional gravel trail. The trail is open year-round to bikes as well as equestrian and pedestrian traffic. Bikes are required by OSU to yield to all other users.

Kind of steep, kind of fast, all descending, dumping you out onto a much longer road descent into the Soap Creek valley.

Access Info

Access the top of this trail from Ridge. Access the bottom from a dead-end at the top of Road 810.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Alpha bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -303 ft
  • Altitude min
    983 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,286 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,286 ft
  • Altitude end
    984 ft
  • Grade
    -13.8%
  • Grade max
    -43.7%
  • Grade min
    -0.5%
  • Distance down
    2,201 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:28
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Status:
on Nov 25, 2021
Variable
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Alpha Trail Reports

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      Nov 25, 2021 @ 9:35am
      Nov 25, 2021
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 12:44pm
      Sep 6, 2021
      Pretty big mess of deadfall across the trail, but it's been integrated into the dirt enough to be fairly easily walked over but not ridden
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 9:21am
      Jun 24, 2021
      reporter The roadside herbicide application is complete and the McDonald and Dunn Forests are OPEN to public.
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 8:42pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      reporter The OSU Research Forests will be spraying all roads, roadside ditches, and cut-banks on the McDonald, Dunn, and Cameron Forests. These forests are...
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 10:21am
      Apr 17, 2021
      Two downed trees about 1/2 way down. Dismount required.
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      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 107 rides
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      Jun 4, 2020 @ 8:59am
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      Jan 9, 2020 @ 6:52pm
      Jan 9, 2020

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