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-768 ft
Altitude min711 ft
Altitude max1,479 ft
Altitude start1,478 ft
Altitude end711 ft
Distance climb1,599 ft
Distance down1.2 miles
Distance flat437 ft
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Upper Dan's Trail Reports
Feb 11, 2017 @ 3:17pmFeb 11, 2017
|Wet, slippery, lots of standing water.|
Dec 11, 2016 @ 7:28amDec 11, 2016
|Wet. Standing water. Like being firehosed with horse and dog poop mixed in.|
Nov 27, 2016 @ 5:13pmNov 27, 2016
|Wet and sloppy organic sure to spray anyone with speed. Standing water often present on the trail.|
Nov 12, 2016 @ 9:15amNov 12, 2016
|Clear and riding well. Lots of decomposing organics on the tread that will be sloppy when they wet back up.|
Mar 31, 2016 @ 4:57pmMar 31, 2016
|Gravel tread is fine but cupped and holding standing water and/or lots of wet organic.|
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