3,612 ft
Distance
-458 ft
Descent
00:03:07
Avg time

Lower Horse 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
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36611 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.

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 Info

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -459 ft
  • Altitude min
    467 ft
  • Altitude max
    926 ft
  • Altitude start
    926 ft
  • Altitude end
    467 ft
  • Grade
    -12.703%
  • Grade max
    -47.862%
  • Grade min
    -0.164%
  • Distance down
    3,339 ft
  • Distance flat
    273 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:52
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Status:
on Dec 25, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3 (5 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%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • 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 Horse Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 25, 2018 @ 12:42pm
      Dec 25, 2018
      reporter Sloppy organics but no standing water.
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 2:53pm
      Oct 28, 2018
      reporter Loose at the bottom, damp towards the top. Slippery leaves and needlecast.
      Oct 16, 2018 @ 5:18pm
      Oct 16, 2018
      Perfect
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:28am
      Jul 15, 2018
      reporter Dry and loose, especially on the bottom.
      Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:20am
      Apr 14, 2018
      reporter Wet, sloppy, standing water.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 38 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 206 rides
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