Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in McDonald Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great fire road hike. Did one off shoot trail to get a little muddy. Good steady incline!

Great trail to make a nice workout. but I am also way outta shape

Challenging at times, listened to owl talk to me and enjoyed the snowy view. I took a wrong turn and feel signage could be better. I will go again later Spring as too much snow closer to top. Lots of creek access for my lab so she was happy. 4 star because lack of signs.

2 months ago

Great views and a fun, challenging hike. Took me about 2:40 minutes to finish, I would have been quicker if it wasn’t for the 6” of snow on most of it! Crazy end of March weather.

I really enjoyed this hike but it’s not the most scenic.

nice afternoon stroll. Not too challenging since Im old and outta shape and my 7 year old does this with me

3 months ago

I went back in early December of a sunny day. Bit unclear at times when I came to a couple forks in the road. I looped around the southwest side and the view of Mary's Peak getting swallowed by a storm cloud was awesome! Overall, challenging and enjoyable day.

4 months ago

Beautiful vistas on an easy loop trail. This old fat man had no problem doing it.

Steep and pretty.

An enjoyable New Years Day walk. Stopped for a lunch break near the top.

6 months ago

nice hike ! enjoyed very much

6 months ago

nice hike ! my daughter and I really enjoyed it

7 months ago

my 7 year old daughter and I enjoyed this hike.

nice afternoon hike.

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8 months ago

Easy and enjoyable.

1st time! We will be back!

Loved it!!!

It's a pretty trail in the arboretum, that is away from the roads, so that's nice.

10 months ago

It's an uphill maze. With a decent view.

Pretty nice loop.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Even after the rains, the trails are pleasant

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nice short hiking trails. Small lake, ferns, and adventure.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Gorgeous trail and very well maintained. nice views and not too muddy for this time of year.

Monday, October 17, 2016

this was a pretty easy hike, my baby and I did it on a rainy day I was pushing a jogging stroller and carrying her most of the way.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Very well maintained trail! Beautiful scenery.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Beautiful views along trail

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Great trail and a great hike. If you take the loop to the right at the beginning, its a pretty strong elevation gain. After that the trail will be a gentle downslope the rest of the way, so that's nice. Dogs are allowed but need to be kept away from the creek (OSU research). I've only hiked this trail in the summer where it's dry, but it looks like it could get pretty muddy in the winter. All in all, a great afternoon hike. 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Nice climb with good views. A few spots that could have better markings. Planned to run the loop but had to walk due to steepness at top. Give it a go and see if u can make it.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

nice quite walk

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