1.2 miles
Distance
-723 ft
Descent
00:07:27
Avg time
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Rattlesnake Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mt. Bachelor Bike Park
    Bend, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Roller Coaster, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #39738 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager

Rattlesnake is one of the most difficult trails on the mountain. It's narrow and flowing with several sharp drops and rises as it snakes through a natural canyon. Brick and dirt berms are sharply banked and the trees are tight in a dense mountain hemlock forest.

Access Info

Access off of Lava Flow (upper).

Bike Park

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rattlesnake mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -723 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,655 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,378 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,378 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,657 ft
  • Grade
    -11.5%
  • Grade max
    -54%
  • Grade min
    -1.8%
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:07:27
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Status:
on Oct 22, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.65 (15 votes)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Jan 24, 2022 @ 3:28pm
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      Jan 15, 2021 @ 9:44am
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      Aug 31, 2017 @ 12:15am
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      Aug 31, 2017 @ 12:15am
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      vonSpurling (Jul 19, 2016 at 11:39)
       This is probably one of the most fun trails on Mt. Bachelor. It has reasonably steep pitches, though nothing you can't take with speed. It is more raw and natural, with fun footy-rocky sections between trees. There are a couple fun off-camber sections as well. Most corners are well supported berms, but there are a couple that are pretty tight if you are carrying speed. There are a few optional TTF's that are fun - a couple small technical drops, and small (10 foot gap) booter on the right hand side half way down. There is also a paved chute into a gully that is definitely steeper than it looks on camera. If you take it with speed you will G-out at the bottom, which is fine, but be prepared to hold your line. There's a mandatory 2 foot rock drop in the lower section - you could roll it, but why?
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      • + 0
      mrborbyn (Jul 11, 2020 at 20:30)
       Super fun technical that not too hard but still makes you focus the whole time. Lots of little drops and a fun steep ravine. There‚Äôs a split about half way down that gives you the option for a double black line. But it feels just as hard as the rest of the trail!
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      Videos

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      Rattlesnake to Cone Trail - Mt. Bachelor Bike Park
      9:59 | 575 | Aug 6, 2016 , Bend
      Riping Rattlesnake
      3:18 | 469 | May 9, 2016 , Bend
      Mt Bachelor Bike Park 2014
      4:29 | 560 | Aug 20, 2014 , Bend
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