Riding areaMcDonald Forest
Bike typeAM, XC
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
Oct 14, 2018 @ 10:05amOct 14, 2018
|reporter We got rain. Hero dirt.|
Oct 2, 2018 @ 10:05amOct 2, 2018
|reporter Drying out again. We need rain.|
Sep 18, 2018 @ 1:35pmSep 18, 2018
|reporter Hero dirt after the recent rains. Perfect. Also cmon, hit that stump jump.|
Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:17amSep 1, 2018
|reporter Dry. Riding well. The stump jump on the exit is getting overgrown. Hit it, people!|
Aug 11, 2018 @ 10:17amAug 11, 2018
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