4,132 ft
Distance
26 ft
Climb
-857 ft
Descent
00:23:39
Avg time

Lava Flow Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #9454
  • Land Manager
    Christchurch City Council

Start: Ride the Bowenvale Traverse track for approx 500m towards Victoria Park from the Mt Vernon end. The track starts on the right about 100m past the first cattle stop.

Finish: The bottom of Bowenvale Valley – ride the shared use 4WD track out to Bowenvale car park.

Access: Ride from Victoria Park car park along Bowenvale Traverse track. The fastest access is from the end of the Bowenvale Traverse track.

Signage: None at either end of the Summit Road where you access the ride, but the track is signposted at the start.

Classed as a difficult ride, this track definitely lives up to its reputation with steep descents and incredibly rocky terrain.

Make your way along a boulder strewn single track for approx 500m before launching into a steep descent which takes you into Bowenvale Valley.

The gnarly 2-3 foot drops have easier routes, so don't be intimidated by this good piece of down hill action.

Make sure you've got a good back tire or spare tubes as snake bites are common.

A great track if you want to step up your down hilling skills away from the hustle and bustle of Victoria Park.

The track passes through tussock land with great views into the Bowenvale Valley.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lava Flow mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -831 ft
  • Altitude min
    481 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,312 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,312 ft
  • Altitude end
    481 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.621%
  • Grade min
    25.423%
  • Distance climb
    184 ft
  • Distance down
    3,790 ft
  • Distance flat
    158 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:39
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on Jun 1, 2016
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Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Lava Flow Trail Reports

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Jun 1, 2016 @ 10:45pm
Jun 1, 2016
Tidied up the corner after the tree drop so it's ready to roost!
Apr 7, 2016 @ 4:16am
Apr 7, 2016
Dusty and loose towards the bottom. Really loose corner coming down steep rocky chute and jump over fence now well made drop
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Lava Flow, Christchurch

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