1.7 miles
188 ft
-802 ft
Avg time
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Lava Flow (upper) Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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The upper section of Lava Flow is a machine-built doubletrack flow trail with a mix of wood, brick and dirt birms along with jumps and rollers strategically placed. Riders should expect to encounter loose soil and lava rock in places.

Access Info

Access from the top of the Pine Marten chairlift.

Bike Park

More Stats for Lava Flow (upper) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -615 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.3 miles
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,569 ft
  • Distance down
    1.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,571 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 3 (6 votes)

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1 Review & Comments

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flag vonSpurling (Jul 19, 2016 at 12:11)
 The top part of Lava Flow is fun, but could be more fun. The trail is built just slightly too flat, so you can't naturally carry enough speed. It feels pedal in places, and the lava rock/gravel will sap your speed as well. I think the best bike for this trail (and maybe the whole mountain) would be a long travel 29er. Spec Enduro, Evil Wreckoning, Yeti SBc 5.5, or even the new 2017 Trek Slash. On a downhill bike you will be huffing and puffing trying to keep speed up pedaling, and on anything with less travel you might rattle your fillings loose. Brake bumps aren't a huge problem on Bachelor, because you are typically pedaling to carry speed, and not braking. Beware of bikes with low bottom brackets, since you will need to pedal, and will probably pedal strike often on protruding lava rock.

The trail does get better after the turn off to Rattlesnake, but overtime you think you are getting some flow developed... you round a corner and are going uphill again...

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