4,209 ft
Distance
277 ft
Climb
-155 ft
Descent
00:07:45
Avg time

Lower Dan's Details

  • Riding Area
    McDonald Forest
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #32549 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    00:07:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:46
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Status:
on Dec 25, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Lower Dan's Trail Reports

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      Dec 25, 2018 @ 12:42pm
      Dec 25, 2018
      reporter Riding pretty well, not too slippery but not dry.
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 5:14pm
      Oct 28, 2018
      reporter Damp but not wet, no standing water. Slippery leaves and needles on the trail.
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:28am
      Jul 15, 2018
      reporter Dry. Ok.
      Apr 19, 2018 @ 10:01am
      Apr 19, 2018
      reporter Wet, sloppy, standing water.
      Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:20am
      Apr 14, 2018
      reporter Wet, sloppy, standing water.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 31 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 277 rides
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