2,188 ft
13 ft
-147 ft
Avg time
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DSM Details

  • Riding Area
    Mt. Bachelor
    Bend, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Year Opened
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DSM, short for Dark Side of the Moon, will be built in summer 2015. The trail's name aptly describes the shady, dark and chilly north side of the Cinder Cone where the trail meanders through a dense section of old growth mountain hemlock forest. DSM will be machine-made and given the soil in that area, there is a lot of opportunity for jumps to be built.

Access Info

Access from Cone Run trail.

Bike Park

More Stats for DSM bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -134 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,487 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,620 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,620 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,487 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    445 ft
  • Distance down
    1,476 ft
  • Distance flat
    267 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 7, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to dsm trailhead (44.002730, -121.686280)
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DSM Trail Reports

Jul 7, 2018 @ 5:25pm
Jul 7, 2018
Jul 7, 2018 @ 2:28pm
Jul 7, 2018
Sep 2, 2015 @ 10:39am
Sep 2, 2015
Under construction - about half way finished with a projected mid-September completion date.
May 19, 2015 @ 3:21pm
May 19, 2015
Under construction. Anticipated opening in late August 2015.
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag vonSpurling (Jul 19, 2016 at 11:53)
 This is one of the most unique trails on Mt. Bachelor - and in a good way. The only downside is that you have to traverse across the cinder cone to get there, and then when you are done the relatively short run, it's a brief flat pedal out, with a short climb back to the lift. I'm not against climbing, but on a lift day, I get bitter if I need a dropper post.

That being said - definitely ride this trail! It goes through some different forest, being more on the shadow side of the mountain, and it has some really fun trail features. It's a slower, twisty-er trail, with wooden ramps, and some small gap drops and jumps (2-4 feet). Even with the little gaps, everything was natural enough to hit blind with intermediate riders.

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