2,350 ft
Distance
45 ft
Climb
-155 ft
Descent
00:03:47
Avg time

Thistle Details

  • Riding Area
    McDonald Forest
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • AKA
    Beautiful
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #37782 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

Cross-country style singletrack that travels up and over a ridge above Dimple Hill and twists among sections of old growth and massive wolf trees before emerging in a recent white oak habitat restoration project and existing onto the road.

OSU has officially marked this trail as not to be ridden when travel on the trail disturbs the trail tread.

Access Info

Access both the top and the bottom of this trail from the 660 road. The bottom of the trail continues on across the road as Hydra trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Thistle bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -110 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,499 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,618 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,609 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,499 ft
  • Grade
    -4.695%
  • Grade max
    -30.443%
  • Grade min
    14.975%
  • Distance climb
    656 ft
  • Distance down
    1,598 ft
  • Distance flat
    95 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:11
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Status:
on Nov 3, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to thistle-75185 trailhead (44.623902, -123.314750)
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Thistle Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 3, 2018 @ 9:57am
Nov 3, 2018
Oct 14, 2018 @ 10:05am
Oct 14, 2018
reporter We got rain. Hero dirt.
Oct 2, 2018 @ 10:05am
Oct 2, 2018
reporter Drying out again. We need rain.
Sep 18, 2018 @ 1:35pm
Sep 18, 2018
reporter Hero dirt after the recent rains. Perfect. Also cmon, hit that stump jump.
Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:17am
Sep 1, 2018
reporter Dry. Riding well. The stump jump on the exit is getting overgrown. Hit it, people!
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