2,600 ft
133 ft
-306 ft
Avg time

Middle Dan's Details

  • Riding area
    McDonald Forest
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in rain
  • 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 its upper and lower counterparts. This section descends through a few straight-line gravel legs to a bridge across Jackson Creek, followed by a short climb and then a traverse through pear and apple trees before reaching the lower segment. 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. Also the bridge can be slippery.

Access Info

The top of the trail starts at the 612.4 road where it meets the bottom of Upper Dan's, and ends at the 610 road where it meets Lower Dan's.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Middle Dan's mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -172 ft
  • Altitude min
    522 ft
  • Altitude max
    710 ft
  • Altitude start
    710 ft
  • Altitude end
    538 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    601 ft
  • Distance down
    1,891 ft
  • Distance flat
    108 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jan 28, 2018
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to middle-dan-s trailhead (44.613520, -123.303670)
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Middle Dan's Trail Reports

Jan 28, 2018 @ 12:25pm
Jan 28, 2018
reporter Wet, puddles, slop, spray, yuck.
Dec 9, 2017 @ 10:21am
Dec 9, 2017
reporter Frozen or tacky. Riding great.
Dec 3, 2017 @ 11:49am
Dec 3, 2017
reporter Wet, standing water, lots of slop. Laundry day.
Nov 11, 2017 @ 1:03pm
Nov 11, 2017
reporter Wet leaves, sloppy, but no puddles.
Oct 18, 2017 @ 2:18pm
Oct 18, 2017
reporter Dry, for now. Rain is coming!
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