2,600 ft
Distance
133 ft
Climb
-306 ft
Descent
00:03:32
Avg time

Middle Dan's Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • 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
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #33123 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Middle Dan's bike trail 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
    00:03:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:36
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Status:
on Mar 2, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3.3 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Middle Dan's Trail Reports

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      Mar 2, 2021 @ 2:38pm
      2 days
      reporter A little slick, a little dry and loose, a little wet, a little soft, some of everything.
      Feb 24, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      Feb 24, 2021
      reporter Wet. Sloppy. Standing water.
      Feb 20, 2021 @ 11:09am
      Feb 20, 2021
      reporter Wet, with soft spots, puddles and slippery organics.
      Feb 7, 2021 @ 1:24pm
      Feb 7, 2021
      reporter Wet, sloppy, standing water.
      Dec 27, 2020 @ 2:51pm
      Dec 27, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 150 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 973 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      RaunchyHardtail Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 14, 2019 at 0:21)
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