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Lava Flow is one of the original trails in the Mount Bachelor bike park.
This intermediate top-to-bottom trail is jump-focused and keeps a consistent pitch down the grade.
This feature-filled trail is chock full of tabletop jumps and back-to-back berms.
You’ll even find a fantastic wooden wallride in the middle! Due to the loose volcanic moon dust mixed with pumice, the berms tend to acquire a lot of braking bumps and see quite a bit of erosion, even over the course of a season.
In many places, paving stones have been added to combat the erosion.
The combination of pavers and sand could prove tricky for some intermediate riders, as you’ll accelerate quickly on the hard paver surface.
Inevitably, when the pavers end, there’s always a big bomb hole due to the high speeds and continued erosion of the sand. For a longer run, take Lava Flow to Cone Run to DSM. Cone Run is a traversing trail that helps you move across the mountain.
It requires a bit of pedaling to get across the mountain, but along the way, you’ll enjoy some good jump and flow features.
As you work your way across the mountain, Cone Run changes into a slightly more technical trail tread, with some roots and some rocks. DSM has a more old school feel, with root webs, rocks, and narrow singletrack ripping through a deep forest.
The dark dirt and deep forest is a welcome respite from the exposed volcanic sections with their loose dust and pumice.