Upper Dan's Details
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.
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 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-769 ft
Altitude min710 ft
Altitude max1,479 ft
Altitude start1,479 ft
Altitude end710 ft
Distance climb1,564 ft
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat444 ft
Avg reverse time00:23:24
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Upper Dan's Trail Reports
Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:28amJul 15, 2018
|reporter Dry. Closure flagging at the road landing has cut off the gravel pile jump.|
May 2, 2018 @ 2:45pmMay 2, 2018
|reporter Dry. Could use some rain – yeah I went there.|
Apr 26, 2018 @ 12:06pmApr 26, 2018
|reporter Dry! Getting loose but rain is coming.|
Apr 19, 2018 @ 10:01amApr 19, 2018
|reporter Wet, sloppy, standing water.|
Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:20amApr 14, 2018
|reporter Wet, sloppy, standing water. Tree has been cleared.|
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