4,136 ft
Distance
26 ft
Climb
-422 ft
Descent
00:04:45
Avg time

Upper Horse 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
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #34114 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 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.

The upper half of the trail is a series of switchbacks through relatively open managed forestland and the bottom half is somewhat and variable-tread with a short double track section.

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. Be aware of other forest users at all times; as this and Dan's Trail can be crowded.

Access Info

Access the bottom of this trail at the junction with Lower Horse and Road 612.4. A short spur also leads off the middle of this trail to Road 610, which heads north to the Saddle and south to Jackson Creek. Access the top of this trail at Patterson Road, between Dimple Hill and the Saddle.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Horse bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -396 ft
  • Altitude min
    926 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,322 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,322 ft
  • Altitude end
    926 ft
  • Grade
    -9.578%
  • Grade max
    -38.088%
  • Grade min
    16.934%
  • Distance climb
    418 ft
  • Distance down
    3,497 ft
  • Distance flat
    221 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:57
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Status:
on Dec 25, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.25 (4 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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  • 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
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  • 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 Horse Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 25, 2018 @ 12:42pm
      Dec 25, 2018
      reporter Slippery and sloppy with standing water.
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 2:53pm
      Oct 28, 2018
      reporter Damp but not wet, no standing water. Slippery leaves and needles on the trail.
      Oct 16, 2018 @ 5:18pm
      Oct 16, 2018
      Perfect
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 4:25pm
      Aug 26, 2018
      Loose
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:28am
      Jul 15, 2018
      reporter Dry. Getting loose.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 59 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 320 rides
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