4,209 ft
Distance
277 ft
Climb
-155 ft
Descent
00:06:59
Avg time

Lower Dan's Details

  • Riding area
    McDonald Forest
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • 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.

One of the longest continuous trails in the McDonald Forest system when combined with the upper sections. When coming off of Dimple Hill and heading towards Chip Ross Park, this segment is predominantly a climb up and around a ridge and through a power line clear cut. Be aware of other trail users potentially behind every blind corner. Both this and Horse Trail can be crowded.

Trail is often covered with wet, decomposing, crushed organic slurry that make it sloppy to ride in winter, but the gravel tread will hold up to the abuse and your tires will do no harm to anything other than making you and your bike a mess.

Access Info

The top of this trail starts at the bottom of Middle Dan's. Access both ends of this trail from different parts of the 612 road. Additional gravel connectors lead off this trail to Chip Ross Park and to Jackson Creek Drive, providing connectivity to the bottom of Lower Horse.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Dan's mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    122 ft
  • Altitude min
    537 ft
  • Altitude max
    713 ft
  • Altitude start
    540 ft
  • Altitude end
    662 ft
  • Grade
    2.899%
  • Grade max
    -22.858%
  • Grade min
    34.554%
  • Distance climb
    2,407 ft
  • Distance down
    1,641 ft
  • Distance flat
    160 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:46
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Lower Dan's Trail Reports

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Oct 18, 2017 @ 2:18pm
Oct 18, 2017
reporter Dry, for now. Rain is coming!
Jun 11, 2017 @ 4:12pm
Jun 11, 2017
Dry. Perfect.
May 6, 2017 @ 3:04pm
May 6, 2017
Perfect. Any drier and the gravel would have been loose.
Apr 6, 2017 @ 10:23am
Apr 6, 2017
Riding great.
Feb 11, 2017 @ 3:17pm
Feb 11, 2017
Riding well.
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