2 miles
507 ft
-862 ft
Avg time

Dave's Details

  • Riding area
    McDonald Forest
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • AKA
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Cross-country climbing/descending trail between Vineyard Mountain at the top and the 580 Rd. All natural tread sustainable bench-cut singletrack with grade reversals and switchbacks. Not a flow trail. Some awkward sections and corners with exposed stumps along the trailside. Past Davies Rd it is more up-and-down, while below Nettleton Rd (and heading towards Davies) it is mostly downhill.

The trail started as a complete reroute/rebuild of the old (and now closed) unauthorized Hi-Lo trail, with its lower sections make multiple crossings over some of that trail's old lines. It is has now been extended is part of a continuous singletrack route between the Powderhouse and Lewisburg Saddle, with a long term plan to be rideable all the way to Peavy Arboretum.

The trail is named after Dave "Condor" Bateham, and funding for the construction of this trail was provided by the Condor 25K trail run in his memory.

OSU has officially marked this trail as not to be ridden when travel on the trail disturbs the trail tread.

Access Info

Access one end of this trail from Nettleton Rd (Road 500) just where it meets Road 5010. The trail crosses Nettleton Rd and Davies Rd before reaching its other end at Road 582.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dave's mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -356 ft
  • Altitude min
    897 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,519 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,367 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,011 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,756 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    880 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 15, 2018
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Dave's Trail Reports

Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:28am
Jul 15, 2018
reporter Perfect. Recently brushed out.
Jun 30, 2018 @ 11:10am
Jun 30, 2018
reporter Dry. Blackberries creeping in from the sides. Ouch.
May 29, 2018 @ 11:25am
May 29, 2018
reporter Dry. Hard pack in the old sections. Loose in some of the new.
May 28, 2018 @ 6:18am
May 28, 2018
reporter Dry. Freshly brushed out on the original section. New trail a little loose in the highest sections above Nettleton.
May 2, 2018 @ 2:45pm
May 2, 2018
reporter Dry. Running fast. Corners come up quick!
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Jul 19, 2009 @ 11:36am
Jul 19, 2009
| 3 comments Dave's, Corvallis

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Dave's Trail - McDonald Forest
3:11 | 57 | Apr 2, 2018 , Corvallis
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