3,612 ft
Distance
-458 ft
Descent
00:03:10
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
    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.

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 mountain 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
    00:03:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:52
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Apr 14, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

view (93)
close
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to lower-horse trailhead (44.618730, -123.298930)
update trails status or condition

Lower Horse Trail Reports

datedescription
Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:20am
Apr 14, 2018
reporter Wet, sloppy, standing water.
Mar 28, 2018 @ 2:07pm
Mar 28, 2018
reporter Organic top layer torn up by horses but otherwise riding fine.
Mar 17, 2018 @ 10:32am
Mar 17, 2018
reporter Good.
Mar 4, 2018 @ 2:27pm
Mar 4, 2018
reporter Fine for climbing. Looks like some folks were having trouble stopping before corners on the descent.
Jan 28, 2018 @ 12:25pm
Jan 28, 2018
reporter Soggy/sloppy but no standing water.
view all reports »

Photos

no photos have been added for Lower Horse yet, add a photo.

Reviews / Comments

No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.


Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Videos

no videos have been added for Lower Horse yet, add a video.
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.