2 miles
Distance
117 ft
Climb
-887 ft
Descent
00:09:05
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
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:09:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:24
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Status:
on Aug 26, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
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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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Upper Dan's Trail Reports

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Aug 26, 2018 @ 4:24pm
Aug 26, 2018
Aug 26, 2018 @ 4:24pm
Aug 26, 2018
Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:28am
Jul 15, 2018
reporter Dry. Closure flagging at the road landing has cut off the gravel pile jump.
May 2, 2018 @ 2:45pm
May 2, 2018
reporter Dry. Could use some rain – yeah I went there.
Apr 26, 2018 @ 12:06pm
Apr 26, 2018
reporter Dry! Getting loose but rain is coming.
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May 2, 2017 @ 3:11pm
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Mar 18, 2017 @ 10:36pm
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Sep 11, 2015 @ 5:45pm
Sep 11, 2015
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Dec 19, 2005 @ 1:07pm
Dec 19, 2005
Upper Dan's, Corvallis

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