Lava Flow Details
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 AssociationChristchurch Singletrack Club (www.singletrack.org.nz)
More Stats for Lava Flow mountain bike trail
Altitude change-831 ft
Altitude min481 ft
Altitude max1,312 ft
Altitude start1,312 ft
Altitude end481 ft
Distance climb184 ft
Distance down3,790 ft
Distance flat158 ft
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