4,136 ft
26 ft
-422 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
  • Ride in Rain
  • 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 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    418 ft
  • Distance down
    3,497 ft
  • Distance flat
    221 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 28, 2018
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to upper-horse trailhead (44.623610, -123.304984)
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Upper Horse Trail Reports

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
Aug 26, 2018 @ 4:25pm
Aug 26, 2018
Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:28am
Jul 15, 2018
reporter Dry. Getting loose.
May 2, 2018 @ 2:45pm
May 2, 2018
reporter Dry and/or tacky.
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