3 miles
366 ft
-619 ft
Avg time

Cardwell Hill Details

  • Riding area
    Bald Hill Natural Area
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    XC, RD
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
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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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -254 ft
  • Altitude min
    365 ft
  • Altitude max
    919 ft
  • Altitude start
    664 ft
  • Altitude end
    410 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5,026 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    704 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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