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S.S.T. Trail

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2.9 miles
556' ↑

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Trail Description

The S.S.T. trail (aka: the Swampy Swede Tie) runs from Swede Shelter over to The Swampy Loop and is a less frequently used route than Swede Ridge. Where the Ridge could be considered fast and flowy, S.S.T. is more of a technical grind. The reward for riding it the dense old growth — and some nice technical challenges along the way.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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  1. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Single good sized tree across. On the ridge, but not far from the downhill heading west.

    1. Gary Meyer says:

      SST has been cleared.

  2. Max Lavinsky says:

    Most of the snow is gone, maybe 2 short hike a bike sections. I counted 3 trees still down after I was able to move 1

  3. Natalie Herse says:

    A bit of snowy adventure hike a bike but a whole lot of dry flowy trail too. Probably wait another week if you’d rather not walk. Three trees down, 6” to 12” in diameter – two within the first 1/4 mile (going east to west) and the other at mile 1.7.

  4. Peter Parker says:

    Trail is in great shape. Thanks for clearing the trails.

  5. One tree down about a mile from Swampy. 8” or so. Sort of hidden on a fast downhill corner.

    1. Ryan Pedersen says:

      Cleared it

  6. Jeff Moore says:

    Riding well except for a couple of snow patch’s and two large trees (2feet) at around halfway about a half mile apart

  7. Dan Brown says:

    Still large patches of snow. Made it through, but there was some hike-a-bike required.

  8. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Cleared of down tree. Dirt is primo

  9. Jay Marsh says:

    Just a couple of snow patches, only one not rideable. Should melt out within days. Get some!

  10. Joe Myers says:

    Cleared of deadfall. Thanks Lev, Chris, Seth and joe. Some sections of snow but not too bad.

  11. Adam Richards says:

    Deadfall about 1.5 miles in from Swede. Maybe 7″ tree.

    1. Ryan Pedersen says:

      Cleared on Oct 4

  12. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Snow gone.

  13. Joe Myers says:

    Couple very small snow patches remaining. Cleared the remaining trees today. Thanks Adam Craig for helping clear trees a week ago. All in all not much deadfall this year.

  14. Patrecia Hedges says:

    No mud or snow. One tree down near Swede shelter. A little rutted from runoff, but ridable.

  15. Billy Geschwill says:

    A few small patches of snow, but overall in perfect condition.

  16. Dustin Balderach says:

    Good stuff. a little dry.

  17. Joe Myers says:

    Clear as of today. Thanks for all the guides at Cog for getting this open.

    1. Jay Marsh says:

      Wow, rode SST on the 8th and there was a ton of blowdown. All I could think of is how much work the volunteers have to do to clear a trail. Can’t believe it’s cleared in a day! You guys rock. Thanks for your dedication to the trails!!!!!

    2. Natalie Herse says:

      It’s perfect. Thank you trail fairies!

  18. Bryan Bergstedt says:

    “Rode” SST from Swede to Swampy today. Lost count of how many trees are down and blocking the trail. Would guess there must be 40+. The last mile was nice – Thank You!

  19. Joe Myers says:

    Cleared about 1.25 miles in from swampy on SST today with Erika. Still lots of blowdown and don’t advise traveling on SST.

  20. Joel Blatt says:

    Don’t know S.S.T. acronym, but do know to avoid this trail; it is currently definition of “deadfall.”

    1. Chris Morgan says:

      “S**tty Sticks Trail”

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