Upper Horse Details
Riding areaMcDonald Forest
Trail typeGravel Path
Bike typeAM, XC
Ride in rainYes
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 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-396 ft
Altitude min926 ft
Altitude max1,322 ft
Altitude start1,322 ft
Altitude end926 ft
Distance climb418 ft
Distance down3,497 ft
Distance flat221 ft
Avg reverse time00:10:57
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Upper Horse Trail Reports
Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:28amJul 15, 2018
|reporter Dry. Getting loose.|
May 2, 2018 @ 2:45pmMay 2, 2018
|reporter Dry and/or tacky.|
Apr 26, 2018 @ 12:06pmApr 26, 2018
|reporter Dry. Was going uphill so don’t know if it’s loose.|
Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:20amApr 14, 2018
|reporter Wet, sloppy, standing water.|
Mar 28, 2018 @ 2:07pmMar 28, 2018
|reporter Organic top layer torn up by horses but otherwise riding fine.|
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