2 miles
Distance
55 ft
Climb
-752 ft
Descent
00:07:49
Avg time
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Lava Flow (upper) Details

  • Riding area
    Mt. Bachelor
    Bend, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July-October
  • TTFs on trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • Land Manager

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
    -696 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,032 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,728 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,728 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,032 ft
  • Grade
    -7.272%
  • Grade max
    -28.535%
  • Grade min
    22.025%
  • Distance climb
    888 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    756 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:49
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Status:
Avg: 3.3 (11 votes)

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Lava Flow (upper), Bend

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
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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Trail railing Mt. Bachelor, Crash!
2:37 | 517 | Oct 13, 2014 , Bend
Middle part of Lava Flow
3:28 | 309 | Aug 23, 2014 , Bend
Mt. Bachelor Bike Park - Take a Spin!
1:39 | 395 | Aug 13, 2014 , Bend
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