2 miles
Distance
117 ft
Climb
-887 ft
Descent
00:09:12
Avg time

Upper Dan's Details

  • 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
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #24548 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 middle and lower counterparts. Long straight sections interrupted by open off-camber switchback corners. Mostly open sight lines that encourage high speeds, but 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.

Access Info

Top of the trail is right next to an informational placard on a rock atop Dimple Hill, at the end of the 650 road. After a short spur bridges to a lower portion of the 650 road where it intersects Patterson and the 660 road, the trail continues all the way down to the 612.4 road where it meets Middle Dan's.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Dan's bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -769 ft
  • Altitude min
    710 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,479 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,479 ft
  • Altitude end
    710 ft
  • Grade
    -9.463%
  • Grade max
    -44.313%
  • Grade min
    22.782%
  • Distance climb
    1,564 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    444 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:24
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Status:
on Dec 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • 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 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
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      Upper Dan's Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 9:20pm
      Dec 30, 2018
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 9:20pm
      Dec 30, 2018
      Wet but not to bad, some muddy spots.
      Dec 25, 2018 @ 12:42pm
      Dec 25, 2018
      reporter Standing water, lots of wet slippery organics.
      Dec 8, 2018 @ 1:53pm
      Dec 8, 2018
      Trails clear, bring fenders
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 3:26pm
      Dec 2, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. Plenty of run in to stop and hike around
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 76 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 526 rides
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      Photos

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      May 2, 2017 @ 3:11pm
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      Upper Dan's, Corvallis
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      Mar 18, 2017 @ 10:36pm
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      Upper Dan's, Corvallis
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      Sep 11, 2015 @ 5:45pm
      Sep 11, 2015
      Upper Dan's, Corvallis
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      Dec 19, 2005 @ 1:07pm
      Dec 19, 2005
      Upper Dan's, Corvallis

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