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 tree left, needs a bigger saw. Close to Swede shelter
SST Clear of trees and snow
One small section of snow otherwise great tread. Probably 10ish trees down.
8-10” tree reported about half way down the trail. Elevated. Second tree about 6″ on the ground – and easily ridden over. Destination unknown.
12” tree down about 1/2 mile from shelter
Deadfall has been cleared. One snow patch remaining.
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.
Clear and riding well!
Trees cleared Today. All clear.
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.
Single good sized tree across. On the ridge, but not far from the downhill heading west.
SST has been cleared.
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
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.
Trail is in great shape. Thanks for clearing the trails.
One tree down about a mile from Swampy. 8” or so. Sort of hidden on a fast downhill corner.
Riding well except for a couple of snow patch’s and two large trees (2feet) at around halfway about a half mile apart
Still large patches of snow. Made it through, but there was some hike-a-bike required.
Any trees down?
Cleared of down tree. Dirt is primo
Just a couple of snow patches, only one not rideable. Should melt out within days. Get some!
Cleared of deadfall. Thanks Lev, Chris, Seth and joe. Some sections of snow but not too bad.
Deadfall about 1.5 miles in from Swede. Maybe 7″ tree.
Cleared on Oct 4
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.
No mud or snow. One tree down near Swede shelter. A little rutted from runoff, but ridable.
A few small patches of snow, but overall in perfect condition.
Good stuff. a little dry.
Clear as of today. Thanks for all the guides at Cog for getting this open.
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!!!!!
It’s perfect. Thank you trail fairies!
“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!
Cleared about 1.25 miles in from swampy on SST today with Erika. Still lots of blowdown and don’t advise traveling on SST.
Don’t know S.S.T. acronym, but do know to avoid this trail; it is currently definition of “deadfall.”
“S**tty Sticks Trail”