2 miles
Distance
317 ft
Climb
-691 ft
Descent
00:12:09
Avg time

Vineyard Mountain Details

  • Riding Area
    McDonald Forest
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • AKA
    Tower
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #18622 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager

Cross-country trail that climbs west from the 5010 and 500 road intersection up to Vineyard Mountain, then descends to Lewisburg Saddle. Mix of adopted old unauthorized trail with new sections of sustainable bench-cut trail. The descent off the mountain towards the saddle starts with swooping flat to off-camber turns that lead out to a view of the Soap Creek valley overlooking Nettleton and Davies roads. Past the view, the trail cuts away from the original (unauthorized) trail with a hard left and transitions to bench-cut singletrack on its way to the saddle with a little bit of sidehill exposure to the south.

Trail is a mix of natural tread singletrack with some bench cuts and mild sidehill exposure, with a short segment of gravel doubletrack (logging road spur) in the middle.

OSU has officially marked this trail as not to be ridden when travel on the trail disturbs the trail tread.

Access Info

Multiple access points. The trail starts at the intersection of Nettleton Rd (Road 500) with the spur road to the top (Road 5010). At the top there is a short bit of trail (not mapped) that cuts in from the radio towers to the main line. A second spur drops onto a gravel road that descends to Road 500; watch for the sharp left to stay on the main line. Finally there is another break in the trail where it drops onto a logging road before resuming again as singletrack. The bottom of the trail is about 50 yards inside the gates on the east side of the Saddle parking area.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Vineyard Mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -374 ft
  • Altitude min
    994 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,519 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,368 ft
  • Altitude end
    994 ft
  • Grade
    -4.205%
  • Grade max
    -53.435%
  • Grade min
    41.06%
  • Distance climb
    2,740 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    269 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:27
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Status:
on Jan 27, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Vineyard Mountain Trail Reports

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      Jan 27, 2019 @ 11:00am
      Jan 27, 2019
      reporter Mostly fine. Some soft spots, notably at the old property boundary (galvanized poles), near the road section, and at the very end near the Saddle.
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 8:37am
      Nov 26, 2018
      Pretty muddy and wet. ridable...but not great.
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 2:07pm
      Nov 18, 2018
      reporter Hero dirt covered with leaves.
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 9:57am
      Nov 3, 2018
      Oct 16, 2018 @ 5:18pm
      Oct 16, 2018
      Perfect
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