1 miles
105 ft
-566 ft
Avg time
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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
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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.

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More Stats for Lava Flow (middle) mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,457 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    539 ft
  • Avg time
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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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1 Review & Comments

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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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