Located in the Jackson Creek area of McDonald Forest, Dan's Horse Connector Trail can be accessed from Chip Ross Park. Dan's Horse Connector Trail serves as a connection point between the Horse Trails and the Dan's Trails. Dan's Horse Connector Trail passes through an area of McDonald Forest that is managed as mature forest for many types of wildlife to call home. Some tree species grown within this area are harvested to produce wood products used for building materials. Dan's Horse Connector Trail also passes through an old growth reserve. Old growth reserves located within McDonald Forest are low-elevation coniferous forests containing some large, 200+ year old Douglas-fir trees, as well as snags and fallen trees. Students and researchers study the ecology of these old growth reserves. Dan's Horse Connector Trail is a multiple-use trail open year-round to hikers, bikers, and equestrians. This trail is two-thirds of a mile long with a 64 foot gain in elevation. This trail runs along a steep hillside, so watch out for runoff after winter storms!