Edison Butte to Lava Lake Tr31

3D view of Edison Butte to Lava Lake Trail #31

Overall: 7

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 4

Steepness: 5

Flow: 8

Singletrack: 100%

Edison Butte to Lava Lake Tr31 is a straightforward OAB ride, which also serves as the southern High Cascades 100 MTB Race segment.




Avg: 20mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:2700'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 4hr






Edison Butte singletrack

The 'twin peaks' ride profile is unusual but manageable, and the terrain is moderate and steady.

Those seeking an easier ride can turn around at the 5.5mi Snowmobile #4 Tr8004 intersection (between Sheridan mountain and Kwohl butte)and spend some time winding around the extensive Edison XC Ski trail system.

The Lava Lake campground is the other TH choice, with more riding options such as the Lava Lake to Sparks Lake ride.

The west side of the trail is all singletrack, with the east side open to ORV, up to the Snowmobile #4 Tr8004 intersection. The damage to that section of trail will vary from year to year and the west side is an easier ascent.

So, enjoy the views of Broken Top, Mount Bachelor and Tumalo mountain and be ready for a long ride.

Edison Butte is also a good XC Ski trailhead.

Directions: SR46W (Cascade Lakes Hwy) for 18mi from Bend, then turn left at the Sunriver FR45 turnoff. Drive 6mi to the Edison Sno-Park TH and park in the south end of the Sno-Park. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Edison to Lava Lake Trail 31

OAB Directions


Edison Butte, Lava Lake Area Topo Map

  • TH: From the Edison Sno-Park THView of the Edison Sno-Park TH
    View of the Edison Sno-Park TH
    , ride through the gauntlet of XC Ski trails, reaching the Edison Ice Caves at 1.4mi and Supercharger Tr8065 at 2mi..
  • 5.4mi: After a steady ascent, pass the Snowmobile #4 Tr8004 intersection and descend to the Little Lava campground.
  • 10mi: Reach the Metolius-Windigo Tr99 intersection and return to the TH. Due to wilderness restrictions, trails west of the Cascades Hwy are off limits to biking.



View of Edison-to-Lava near the Sheridan - Kwohl Butte saddle

Trail Index

This Ride

Edison-Lava Trail 31, Metolius-Windigo Trail 99, Snowmobile #4 Tr8004, Snowmobile #40 Tr8004.3

XC Ski

Alternating Current Trail 8062, Direct Current Trail 8061, Dynamo Trail 8066, Edison Snowshoe Trail 8093, High Voltage Trail 8063, Old Growth Trail 8067, Pondo Loop Trail 8068, Supercharger Trail 8065


Beach Campground, Devils Lake Campground, Elk Lake Campground, Lava Lake Campground, Mallard Marsh Campground, Sparks Lake Campground


Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge






Forums can be used to organize rides, announce events, and comment publicly (or privately).

Comments marked private will only be seen by your friends (and the moderator).

The Terms of Use page lists the public posting guidelines. Please keep it clean.

Although forums are monitored, the Comments page is a faster way to get page errors and information corrected.