3 miles
Distance
366 ft
Climb
-619 ft
Descent
00:18:18
Avg time

Cardwell Hill Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Bald Hill Natural Area
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC, RD
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #74731 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager

Old double track road built in the 19th century used briefly for supply of Fort Hoskins before being closed down to vehicle traffic for the past several decades. Point-to-point ride from the end of Cardwell Hill Road in Corvallis, out past where Oak Creek Rd heads into the McDonald Forest, to the end of the same-named Cardwell Hill Road in Wren, on the other side of (you guessed it) the Cardwell Hills. Interestingly, this road also has signs as an emergency evacuation route for the City of Corvallis.

Access Info

Access either end from a trailhead on Cardwell Hill Road, either in Wren or in Corvallis. Also meets one end of the Fitton Green - Cardwell Hill connector.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cardwell Hill bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -254 ft
  • Altitude min
    365 ft
  • Altitude max
    919 ft
  • Altitude start
    664 ft
  • Altitude end
    410 ft
  • Grade
    -1.765%
  • Grade max
    -16.405%
  • Grade min
    22.886%
  • Distance climb
    5,026 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    704 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:41
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Status:
on Sep 21, 2020
Dry
Avg: 2 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Cardwell Hill Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 21, 2020 @ 11:20am
      Sep 21, 2020
      reporter City of Corvallis and Benton County natural areas have reopened.
      Sep 11, 2020 @ 1:28pm
      Sep 11, 2020
      reporter Corvallis Parks & Recreation as well as Benton County natural areas are all closed.
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 9:35am
      Jan 26, 2019
      Nov 17, 2018 @ 12:21pm
      Nov 17, 2018
      Trails on private land near Marys River are still closed.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 25 rides
      • 35 miles avg distance
      All
      • 46 rides
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