McDonald Forest Calloway Creek to Cap House Loop

Corvallis, Oregon

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Main entrance to McDonald Forest is 6 miles north of Corvallis, off of U.S. Highway 99W. Tread: the route is a hardpacked dirt singletrack for 3.9 miles and gravel road for 4.5 miles. Hazards: The trail connecting roads 562 and 543 is very steep. Anticipate other recreationists, including horses. Announce your presence well in advance of overtaking other users and be prepared to yield the right of way.

McDonald Forest: Calloway Creek to Cap House Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Main entrance to McDonald Forest is 6 miles north of Corvallis, off of U.S. Highway 99W. Tread: the route is a hardpacked dirt singletrack for 3.9 miles and gravel road for 4.5 miles.

Hazards: The trail connecting roads 562 and 543 is very steep. Anticipate other recreationists, including horses. Announce your presence well in advance of overtaking other users and be prepared to yield the right of way."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Corvallis
Distance: 8.4
Elevation Gain: 650 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1-2 hours
Season: Most of roads are year round, but some may be closed for management activities. The trails should only be used from May to October
Trailhead Elevation: 275 feet
Top Elevation: 1,000 feet
Local Contacts: McDonald Research Forest 541-737-4434 or 541-737-4452
Local Maps: Bike shops in Corvallis sell an excellent map of the forest. The McDonald Research Forest Visitor Map and Guide is usually available at the trailheads. USGS: for Corvallis and Airlie South cover area, but not good sources of road and trail information.
Driving Directions: Directions to McDonald Forest: Calloway Creek to Cap House Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

5/11/2009
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Excellent beginners trail. Very well groomed. Nice rolling hills with a few steep climbs and descents. Beautiful ride for all levels of riders. Beware of foot traffic.


11/4/2002
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This is a beautiful well-maintained forest trail. It''s pretty easy, but you do have to watch out for the hikers. I was surprised at how many I saw so late in the fall. Parts of this trail were closed in 2002 for loggging but hopefully will reopen next year so I can do the whole thing.



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