Rattlesnake -> Blade Runner

Mount Bachelor

Superb black diamond tech trail.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
4.1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
415 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
Rattlesnake -> Blade Runner Map

If the rest of Bend’s trail system is just too boring and isn’t keeping you engaged, come ride Rattlesnake! Rattlesnake is a superb black diamond tech trail that transitions to blue tech down low when it reaches Blade Runner. While perhaps Rattlesnake wouldn’t get a black diamond rating in Whistler, in most other parts of the world, it’s a solidly mid-range black run that provides a great stepping stone as you work your way up to Rockfall.

Description

Rattlesnake starts off with lots of tight berms and loose dirt up top that transitions as you descend into an even techier trail. In the techier midsection you’ll negotiate plenty of lava rock, root drops, smooth rocks, a paver g-out, and a few small ledge drops. There are a few ride arounds on the more technical features, allowing you to slowly work your way up.

When you reach Blade Runner, the trail becomes much smoother and faster, with bigger berms and a few cool paver sender jumps.

Alternatively, after ending Blade Runner, you could hit a few other trails lower down the mountain, like Hanger and Big Wood.

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Technical
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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