sparks lake - TRAIL

sparks lake - Trail, Bend, Oregon

This trail runs about nine miles to Lava Lake. Its pretty smooth and pretty fast and pretty fun. No biggie.

User Reviews (5)

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WonderMike   [Sep 14, 1999]

we rode the trail from Lava Lakes north to sparks lake then back down and took a westerly trail around Elk lake then back to our campsite. This was a very fun trail with a little bit of everything. Some nice views and the swimming in Sparks lake is great if you are HOT !!!. The trail was a bit pummy in sections but as there is no real tough spots so it makes for a nice half day juant. The trail that spurs west and goes around elk lake is a little more fun and scenic. If you would like to see pictures check out http://home.earthlink.net/~southfork

Customer Service

found this trail by accident while camping

Similar Products Used: deschutes river trail
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Sunshine   [Dec 28, 2000]

This trail is awesome. The views of the South Sister, Mt Bachelor and the lake are incredible. Sometimes I take my girlfriend there and we just soak up the mountain air and talk about the parallel universe. I'm there right now.

Similar Products Used: Paulina Peak, Edison Ice caves
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Jason   [Oct 17, 2001]

I absoultely despise this trail! I did it at the end of the summer, the trail was either soft sand or solid lava rock. It's pretty much a hiking trail, not much uphill or downhill. And it is a long drive for not much of a ride. If you do this trail it is best early spring or late fall after some rain fall-just don't do it mid summer. Althought it is one of the most beatiful trails I've ever been on. Take the kids or someone and just make it a day hike Out and Back a few miles-enjoy the scenery

Customer Service

Get a map, or good directions there are a few ways to get lost on the trail

Similar Products Used: Go back to Bend and ride the downhill trails from Bachelor to Bend ( about 30 miles of killer downhill)
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2
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Kevin Lyons   [Dec 15, 2001]

Hmmm...how to explain it..mainly what I remember was the lava rock that gobbled up my knobbys. From Sparks to Lava Lake the terrain is nice and rolling. Nothing demanding and a nice out and back. For added duration and a demanding endurance ride, turn left at Lava Lake and climb back to Edison Snopark. This is a grueling uphill that demands part of your soul. Serious rocks, loose terrain, and distance will make even the strongest rider crave a hammock. Very beautiful country with views of Bachelor. Expect fatigue, ripped up tires, and pure pleasure from this ride.
http://photos.yahoo.com/kwltrack for photos of Lava Lake and other rides in Oregon.
Ride hard or ride home....Kevin

Customer Service

Park at TH at Sparks Lake. Ride to Lava Lakes, follow signs to Edison Snopark. Best to have a vehicle at Edison. Shuttle to Sparks.

Similar Products Used: Newberry Crater
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Jacob M.   [Jul 08, 2003]

Had a pretty good day at this trail. Went on a weekday and didn't run into any hikers on the entire trail. There are no major downhills but its a pretty zippy trail anyways. I would recommend bringing a patchkit and extra tubes because there were plenty of lava rocks to gouge your tires. I'm giving the trail 4 tires only because Idon't care for the loose surface and sand, otherwise it would get 5 tires.

Customer Service

Start at Sparks Lake and follow the trail to Lava Lake. Then take the higway back to the Sparks Lake trailhead.

Similar Products Used: Phil's Trail
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