4,655 ft
50 ft
-448 ft
Avg time

Upper Horse Details

  • Riding area
    McDonald Forest
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • 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.

The upper half of the trail is a series of switchbacks through relatively open managed forestland and the bottom half is somewhat straight and through more closely-spaced dark swaths of trees.

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -398 ft
  • Altitude min
    928 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,337 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,326 ft
  • Altitude end
    928 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    561 ft
  • Distance down
    3,807 ft
  • Distance flat
    261 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jun 11, 2017
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Upper Horse Trail Reports

Jun 11, 2017 @ 4:11pm
Jun 11, 2017
Dry. Riding fine.
May 30, 2017 @ 9:28am
May 30, 2017
May 18, 2017 @ 7:59pm
May 18, 2017
May 6, 2017 @ 3:04pm
May 6, 2017
Perfect. Any drier and the gravel would have been loose.
Feb 11, 2017 @ 3:17pm
Feb 11, 2017
Wet, which is what you get after a week of flood conditions in the valley. Gravel washed by water moving down the trail in many places, and slimy...
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