Trails are Pavement and Dirt (10.0 mi. single track, 13.5 mi. pavement). This is a challenging ride for a beginner who should be in good shape and prepared to ride over some rough rocks. The scenery is beautiful as the trail winds its way through forests of lodgepole pine. The described route returns along the highway but you can return the way you came if you choose.
0.0 - Sparks Lake Trail trailhead. Start out on the Sparks Lake trail.
2.0 - Go Straight at junction with Metolius-Windigo Horse Trail.
2.2 - Side trail on right to shore of Sparks Lake.
4.9 - Junction with Quinn Creek trail. Bear left to continue the route.
10.0 - At the south end of Lava Lake, near the boat ramp, you can either retrace your route back or follow the highway back to Sparks Lake by riding out the Lava Lake resort access road to Hwy 46, turn left and ride 12.5 miles back to the Sparks Lake trailhead.
23.5 - Back at Sparks Lake Trail Trailhead.