The Metolius-Windigo trail is over 100 miles long and begins in the north at the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness and runs all the way south to Windigo Pass near Crescent Lake. To minimize confusion the “Met-Win” trail — as it’s often called — is broken into distinct segments each with its own character.
After the segment from Flagline to Mrazek, this part of the Metolius-Windigo from is probably the most popular and is accessed from Bachy West XC trail.
It can be ridden in either direction if you’re idea of “riding” is pushing your bike up long sandy climbs. If that’s not your thing, you’ll definitely want to ride south from Bachelor towards Lava Lake. There are some climbs, but the trail drops over 2000′ when you ride in that direction (and those sandy climbs are pretty fun to ride down). That said – there are short time periods in the early fall and early summer when the trail can be virtually sand free with just the right amount of moisture.
You can either leave a car at Lava Lake, or pedal onward up and over the Edison-Lava trail (and beyond) to complete a big loop around Mt. Bachelor.
This trail is maintained by BackCountry Horsemen.