2 miles
317 ft
-691 ft
Avg time

Vineyard Mountain Details

  • Riding area
    McDonald Forest
    Corvallis, Oregon
  • AKA
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • 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 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,740 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    269 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 18, 2018
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to vineyard-mountain trailhead (44.643849, -123.272105)
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Vineyard Mountain Trail Reports

Sep 18, 2018 @ 1:35pm
Sep 18, 2018
reporter Hero dirt after the recent rains. Perfect. Freshly brushed out.
Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:17am
Sep 1, 2018
reporter Dry. Riding great. Weeds fading from the heat and less arm damage.
Aug 11, 2018 @ 10:17am
Aug 11, 2018
reporter Dry. Arms slashed up by brush and weeds.
Aug 5, 2018 @ 10:56am
Aug 5, 2018
reporter Dry. Riding well.
Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:28am
Jul 15, 2018
reporter Dry. Blackberries encroaching at the top of the final section.
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Jun 13, 2017 @ 11:27am
Jun 13, 2017
Vineyard Mountain, Corvallis

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The Tower Trail - McDonald Forest
4:11 | 62 | Apr 2, 2018 , Corvallis
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