1 miles
Distance
105 ft
Climb
-566 ft
Descent
00:06:16
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lava Flow (middle) Trail

Lava Flow (middle) Details

  • Riding Area
    Mt. Bachelor
    Bend, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July-October
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager

The middle section of Lava Flow trail is similar to the upper section in that it's a flow trail that features dirt birms, jumps and rollers. This portion of the trail descends out of the lava fields and more into dirt as you descend through the denser mountain hemlock forest.

Bike Park

More Stats for Lava Flow (middle) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -461 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,571 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,033 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,032 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,571 ft
  • Grade
    -6.202%
  • Grade max
    -34.486%
  • Grade min
    21.826%
  • Distance climb
    1,457 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    539 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:16
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Status:
on Jul 21, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Lava Flow (middle) Trail Reports

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Jul 21, 2018 @ 11:43am
Jul 21, 2018
reporter Better than the top. Some solid berms you can push.
Jul 7, 2018 @ 1:06pm
Jul 7, 2018
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Lava Flow (middle), My City

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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag vonSpurling (Jul 19, 2016 at 12:18)
 This section of Lava Flow is definitely the best section. Less lava rock/gravel, and more decent dirt in the trees. Most of the berms are very well developed, but there's the odd one that could use some re-design in shape. I found the jumps on this trail to be poorly designed. It could be that I was still trying to dial in the bike I was riding, or it could be that I just suck at jumping... or it could be that after riding Whistler my standards are just too high.

But my general feeling while riding this trail was that I was needing to go way faster than comfortable through the berms, and then not carrying enough speed to clear the jumps. (I did learn after this day on the trails that the bike I was on wasn't very poppy on jumps... so take my review with a grain of salt.) Another factor might have been that the dirt was tacky, and on Mt. Bachelor the tacky dirt sucks your speed away.

All that being said, I found the jumps on Cone Run to be much more natural and intuitive. But maybe a dryer day, with a different bike, and I'd be singing a different tune. I'm sure other people would have other things to say.
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flag dustybronco (Jun 6, 2018 at 9:56)
 Not sure who is designing these flow trails but they just flawed to the core. I heard heard it was an old man that loves xc but you can’t believe everything you hear right. I really hope bachelor figures it out one day but wow these trails need a lot of work. Unless poorly built jumps and lots of pedaling is what they are going for. Anything around town is better built and more worth your time to ride. Save yourself a spendy ticket and ride the stuff out of wanoga.
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  • + 0
flag Anthonybrown42334 (Aug 7, 2018 at 16:55)
 FACT CHECK

Hi fellow mountain bikers. I was at the Mt. Bachelor bike park yesterday, August 6th, 2018. Lava Flow was one of the many trails I rode that day. The claims that this trail is pedally should be taken with a grain of salt. No, you won’t be mashing on your pedals the whole time, and no your mojo won’t be ruined and you won’t lose your flow. Like every trail on the face of the Earth, you will need to put in a couple pedal strokes to keep your speed up. Up top, there are a couple of flat sections but they do not last very long and I was never required to put in more than 3 pedal strokes or extend my dropper post to pedal.

My thoughts on the trail:

When I was there, it was very loose up top and a little rocky, not rocky like technical but just a little bumpy. The jumps could use some work (if you want a nice jump trail ride Cone Run) but other than that this trail was a blast to ride. Although the top was fast and shreddy it did get a little old and boring to me cause of the lack of well built jumps. There are a couple of paver turns which were fun and a very fun little step up near the intersection with Cone Run that is very approachable for beginners. Once you pass Cone Run this trail really shines. The dirt becomes more packed and less sandy and the berms are a lot taller and there is a bigger abunandce of jumps. However, there were some sections where I did lose some momentum but they really didn’t do much to spoil the ride. This is a very fast and very enjoyable trail. Don’t let the other commenters stop you from buying a lift ticket at Mt. Bachelor, cause it is definitely worth the money.
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  • + 0
flag Anthonybrown42334 (Aug 7, 2018 at 16:55)
 FACT CHECK

Hi fellow mountain bikers. I was at the Mt. Bachelor bike park yesterday, August 6th, 2018. Lava Flow was one of the many trails I rode that day. The claims that this trail is pedally should be taken with a grain of salt. No, you won’t be mashing on your pedals the whole time, and no your mojo won’t be ruined and you won’t lose your flow. Like every trail on the face of the Earth, you will need to put in a couple pedal strokes to keep your speed up. Up top, there are a couple of flat sections but they do not last very long and I was never required to put in more than 3 pedal strokes or extend my dropper post to pedal.

My thoughts on the trail:

When I was there, it was very loose up top and a little rocky, not rocky like technical but just a little bumpy. The jumps could use some work (if you want a nice jump trail ride Cone Run) but other than that this trail was a blast to ride. Although the top was fast and shreddy it did get a little old and boring to me cause of the lack of well built jumps. There are a couple of paver turns which were fun and a very fun little step up near the intersection with Cone Run that is very approachable for beginners. Once you pass Cone Run this trail really shines. The dirt becomes more packed and less sandy and the berms are a lot taller and there is a bigger abunandce of jumps. However, there were some sections where I did lose some momentum but they really didn’t do much to spoil the ride. This is a very fast and very enjoyable trail. Don’t let the other commenters stop you from buying a lift ticket at Mt. Bachelor, cause it is definitely worth the money.
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