2,602 ft
Distance
11 ft
Climb
-140 ft
Descent
00:03:58
Avg time

Middle Dan's Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    McDonald Forest
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #73677 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #12346 in Trail Running
    • #17860 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -130 ft
  • Altitude min
    520 ft
  • Altitude max
    650 ft
  • Altitude start
    650 ft
  • Altitude end
    522 ft
  • Grade
    -5%
  • Grade max
    -28.2%
  • Grade min
    16.2%
  • Distance climb
    243 ft
  • Distance down
    1,965 ft
  • Distance flat
    397 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:55
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on Aug 2, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3.3 (7 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Middle Dan's Trail Reports

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      Aug 2, 2022 @ 7:54am
      Aug 2, 2022
      reporter Dry. Riding well.
      Jun 17, 2022 @ 10:34am
      Jun 17, 2022
      reporter Wet roots and rocks. Little standing water.
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 10:08am
      Jun 14, 2022
      reporter Passable again. Mix of wet and dry, overall pretty good.
      Jun 12, 2022 @ 9:43am
      Jun 12, 2022
      reporter Some wet branches hanging down. Tread wet and sloppy.
      May 29, 2022 @ 2:24pm
      May 29, 2022
      reporter Pretty good. A little soft near the bridge.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 161 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,543 rides
      • Last: Aug 7, 2022

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      RaunchyHardtail (Jul 14, 2019 at 0:21)
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