Riding areaMcDonald Forest
Bike typeAM, XC
DirectionBoth DirectionsPopular direction shown
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 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 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-110 ft
Altitude min1,499 ft
Altitude max1,618 ft
Altitude start1,609 ft
Altitude end1,499 ft
Distance climb656 ft
Distance down1,598 ft
Distance flat95 ft
Avg reverse time00:04:11
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Thistle Trail Reports
May 2, 2018 @ 2:45pmMay 2, 2018
Apr 26, 2018 @ 12:06pmApr 26, 2018
|reporter Dry and hard packed, but rain is coming.|
Apr 19, 2018 @ 10:01amApr 19, 2018
|reporter Too wet - travel left tracks.|
Dec 22, 2017 @ 2:25pmDec 22, 2017
Oct 18, 2017 @ 2:18pmOct 18, 2017
|reporter Dry, for now. Rain is coming!|
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