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S.S.T. Trail

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2.9 miles
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Trail Description

 E-bikes NOT allowed on S.S.T.

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. Colin Mcvey says:

      1 tree left, needs a bigger saw. Close to Swede shelter

      1. Don Leet says:

        SST Clear of trees and snow

    2. Natalie Herse says:

      One small section of snow otherwise great tread. Probably 10ish trees down.

    3. BendTrails says:

      8-10” tree reported about half way down the trail. Elevated. Second tree about 6″ on the ground – and easily ridden over. Destination unknown.

    4. Jeff Moore says:

      12” tree down about 1/2 mile from shelter

    5. Gary Meyer says:

      Deadfall has been cleared. One snow patch remaining.

    6. BendTrails says:

      Two large trees on the trail. Once can be stepped over and one has a ‘branch-ramp’ you can ride over. One big snow patch to get across but it won’t be there for long.

    7. Cog Wild says:

      Clear and riding well!

    8. BendTrails says:

      Trees cleared Today. All clear.

    9. Ben McLeod says:

      The dirt is all time, but beware of a tree down around halfway between Swampy and Swede. It would be on a downhill if you are headed toward Swede.

    10. 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.

    11. 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

    12. 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.

    13. Peter Parker says:

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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. Dan Brown says:

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

    17. Ryan Pedersen says:

      Cleared of down tree. Dirt is primo

    18. Jay Marsh says:

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

    19. Joe Myers says:

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

    20. Adam Richards says:

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

      1. Ryan Pedersen says:

        Cleared on Oct 4

    21. Bruce Bradshaw says:

      Snow gone.

    22. 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.

    23. Patrecia Hedges says:

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

    24. Billy Geschwill says:

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

    25. Dustin Balderach says:

      Good stuff. a little dry.

    26. 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!

    27. 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!

    28. 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.

    29. 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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