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S.S.T. Trail

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
2.9 miles
Elevation
556'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Bruce Bradshaw June 28, 2017 at 9:49 pmSnow gone.
  • Joe Myers June 7, 2017 at 3:24 pmCouple 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.
  • Patrecia Hedges November 4, 2016 at 8:27 amNo mud or snow. One tree down near Swede shelter. A little rutted from runoff, but ridable.
  • Billy Geschwill October 23, 2016 at 4:36 pmA few small patches of snow, but overall in perfect condition.
  • Dustin Balderach July 29, 2016 at 4:57 pmGood stuff. a little dry.
  • Natalie Herse June 12, 2016 at 7:20 pmIt's perfect. Thank you trail fairies!
  • Jay Marsh June 9, 2016 at 11:15 pmWow, 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!!!!!
 

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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Trail Reports » S.S.T.

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  1. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Snow gone.

  2. 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.

  3. Patrecia Hedges says:

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

  4. Billy Geschwill says:

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

  5. Dustin Balderach says:

    Good stuff. a little dry.

  6. 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!

  7. Mike Prochaska says:

    Yup, same deadfall status as of 6/5, tho some stretches have been cleared (thanks!). Went out and did the 8.2mi Swede Ridge Loop with fam and returned to car from Swede Shelter via SST w/ 7yo daughter, and we had fun with the adventure. Although, dad carried both bikes over/around all the deadfall.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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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