Upper Horse Connector Trail
- Trail System: Dimple Hill
- Season: Year-round
- Hours: Daylight
The Dimple Hill Trail area includes the Horse Trails, the Dan's Trails, and Quercus Meadow Trail. These trails connect with each other to provide many miles of high quality trails for hiking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding. Dan's Trail is used to access Dimple Hill, from which an excellent view of the valley is commanded.
Located in the Jackson Creek area of McDonald Forest, Upper Horse Trail can be accessed from Chip Ross Park by following Lower Dan's Trail north to the 612 Road. From the 612 Road, visitors can access Lower Horse Trail, which later connects with Upper Horse Trail. Alternatively, visitors can enter Lower Horse Trail from the 610 Road and follow it until it turns into Upper Horse Trail. Upper Horse 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.
Upper Horse Trail is a multiple-use trail open year-round to hikers, bikers, and equestrians. Upper Horse Trail is just less than one mile in length with a 117 foot gain in elevation. Upper Horse Trail is popular with mountain bikers because of its technical features and elevation gain. As the name implies, Upper Horse Trail is also popular with equestrians. Be on the lookout for horses and bikers as you make your way along this trail!
Trail description by: Oregon State University College of Forestry