Lower Horse Details
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.
The upper half of the trail has a few relatively steep switchbacks, some of which have exposed roots on the uphill side that adds a little bit of challenge. The lower half is primarily a straight and somewhat steep and loose climb or descent down through a meadow to Jackson Creek.
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. Be aware of other forest users at all times; as this and Dan's Trail can be crowded.
Access the top of this trail from the bottom of Upper Horse where it meets the 612.4 road. Spurs also lead off this trail to the 610 road. Access the bottom of this trail from Jackson Creek Drive, from which a short spur leads to Lower Dan's.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Horse mountain bike trail
Altitude change-459 ft
Altitude min467 ft
Altitude max926 ft
Altitude start926 ft
Altitude end467 ft
Distance down3,339 ft
Distance flat273 ft
Avg reverse time00:09:52
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Lower Horse Trail Reports
Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:28amJul 15, 2018
|reporter Dry and loose, especially on the bottom.|
Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:20amApr 14, 2018
|reporter Wet, sloppy, standing water.|
Mar 28, 2018 @ 2:07pmMar 28, 2018
|reporter Organic top layer torn up by horses but otherwise riding fine.|
Mar 17, 2018 @ 10:32amMar 17, 2018
Mar 4, 2018 @ 2:27pmMar 4, 2018
|reporter Fine for climbing. Looks like some folks were having trouble stopping before corners on the descent.|
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