2,600 ft
Distance
133 ft
Climb
-306 ft
Descent
00:04:16
Avg time

Middle Dan's Details

  • Riding area
    McDonald Forest
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • 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.

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
    -6.617%
  • Grade max
    -47.161%
  • Grade min
    47.059%
  • Distance climb
    601 ft
  • Distance down
    1,891 ft
  • Distance flat
    108 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:57
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2017
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Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Middle Dan's Trail Reports

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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!
Jun 11, 2017 @ 4:11pm
Jun 11, 2017
Mostly dry, some wet spray.
May 6, 2017 @ 3:04pm
May 6, 2017
Perfect. Any drier and the gravel would have been loose.
Apr 6, 2017 @ 10:23am
Apr 6, 2017
One wet spot on the descent after the bridge, otherwise perfect. Will get wet again as the rain comes back.
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