This trail offers a variety of terrain including dry-dusty loose dirt, volcanic rock & pumice, and hard pack. The entire length is single track from Sparks Lake to Lava lake. Ride through burned out pine forest and Lava rock formations. Scenic views of Mt. Bachelor, S. Sisters and both lakes. Its a must ride if you are in central Oregon.
How to get there:
From Bend take highway 46 just past Mt. Bachelor and park at the trailhead for Sparks Lake on the left. Follow this trail for 12 miles all the way to the Lava Lake campground. If you have arranged a shuttle you can take highway 46 from Lava Lake back to the Sparks Lake trailhead, or you can ride the highway uphill back to your starting point.
Taking this route gives you an elevation loss of probably 1,000 feet. If you are looking for a good