Summary: From the Orange gate head west on the gravel road for about 450 feet and look for a mound of gravel on your left and the trail on your right. Follow this "lower" trail up and across the 612.4 road. The continue on the "upper" trail till you reach the top at the 600 - Patterson Road. This is your turn around point. From here you can go back down, or follow the 600 road south and come down Dan's trail. Horse Trail is open year round to hikers, bikers and horses, but it will be muddy in spots in the winter.
Trailhead: A very popular hike in Corvallis, Oregon. From I-5 take Corvallis exit, as you come into town over the Willamette River (HWY 34) take a right on 3rd Street/HWY 99W (north) and follow to a stop light on Walnut Blvd (take a left at the light). Turn right off of Walnut onto Highland Drive, at the bottom of the second hill take a left onto Crescent Valley Drive. The road will bend right, the left, as the road starts a second bend to the right, go straight (up the short gravel hill) or "left" onto Jackson Creek and follow to the very small parking lot at the orange gate. This is the start of your hike. (Lat:44.6141 Lon:-123.2859)
Trail Guides for Horse Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Corvallis Park & Rec
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Craig Cole, who has posted 74 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by JJ on 6/17/2011
Recommend going up both lengths of the Horsetrail by way of Mt. Bike. After you hit Patterson road continue your climb till you reach the summit of Dimple Hill. Give your legs a well deserved rest and take in some of the view. Afterwards, strap on your helmet and dawn your gloves because it's time to glide down Dan's Trail to the Cresent Valley floor. A rewarding ride filled with natural beauty only the Pacific Northwest can provide.
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