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Swampy Lakes Loop Trail

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Trail Snapshot

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Length
4.1 miles
Elevation
457'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is mostly dry but has a few snow patches here and there. Ride or walk though any snow patches — don't widen the trail by going around them.

Trail Reports

  • Eric Kutter June 20, 2017 at 11:37 amWestern side is mostly good. But a bit Swampy in places with a river running down the trail. Don't believe I had to jump over any trees on this section.
  • Joe Myers June 19, 2017 at 10:29 amRode the eastern side of the loop to swede yesterday, There were 2 trees down, but not major and still rideable. Snow patches are almost gone. no puddles
  • Robert Rekward June 16, 2017 at 4:23 pmStill some pretty thick snow patches and a LOT of water on the trail. Mosquito repellent is gonna be critical this season — or plan to pedal fast and never stop.
  • Joe Myers June 8, 2017 at 10:20 amTrails cleared yesterday by Lev/Mason. Still snow in patches
  • Joe Myers February 19, 2017 at 8:02 amSnowshoe trails are firm and awesome. 1" new snow as of midnight last night at shelter. This morning might be perfect with a couple inches of fresh on a firm track.
  • Natalie Herse November 23, 2016 at 7:22 pmStarting to get pretty deep for fatbikers. Probably time to let the snowshoers blaze some tracks this holiday weekend.
  • Natalie Herse November 20, 2016 at 8:05 pmPhabulous Phatbiking! :)
 

Trail Description

As of September 26th, the official word about the Swampy Lakes closure from the USFS is: “They are still logging in the (Swampy Lakes) area, but are for the most part away from the trail so it is open. The 222 road is closed while they are hauling out of the upper section.”

The Swampy Lakes Loop is not often ridden as an actual loop – but does allow for a short high country loop if you desire that. Typically people are parking at Swampy Sno-park and heading toward Swampy Shelter and then on down to town via Southfork, Tumalo Ridge or Sector 16.

A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking at the Swampy Sno-Park. During the winter months between November 1 and April 30 you’ll need a Sno-Park permit to park at any of the designated Sno-Parks — including Swampy.

The shelter at Swampy will be replaced in the near future a some of the trails near the shelter are in the process of being re-routed for various reasons. We’ll post updates as they become available.

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Trail Reports » Swampy Lakes Loop

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  1. Eric Kutter says:

    Western side is mostly good. But a bit Swampy in places with a river running down the trail. Don’t believe I had to jump over any trees on this section.

  2. Joe Myers says:

    Rode the eastern side of the loop to swede yesterday, There were 2 trees down, but not major and still rideable. Snow patches are almost gone. no puddles

  3. Still some pretty thick snow patches and a LOT of water on the trail. Mosquito repellent is gonna be critical this season — or plan to pedal fast and never stop.

  4. Joe Myers says:

    Trails cleared yesterday by Lev/Mason. Still snow in patches

  5. Joe Myers says:

    Snowshoe trails are firm and awesome. 1″ new snow as of midnight last night at shelter. This morning might be perfect with a couple inches of fresh on a firm track.

  6. Natalie Herse says:

    Starting to get pretty deep for fatbikers. Probably time to let the snowshoers blaze some tracks this holiday weekend.

  7. Natalie Herse says:

    Phabulous Phatbiking! :)

  8. Sorry about the confusing posts about the closure… We were getting different reports from different folks at the USFS. Here’s the latest official word:

    “They are still logging in the (Swampy Lakes) area, but are for the most part away from the trail so it is open. The 222 road is closed while they are hauling out of the upper section.”

  9. Ryan Brown says:

    Alrighty, I found out that due to the IFPL, the contract crews were delayed. Anticipated re-opening will be some time around middle of October.

    1. Joe Myers says:

      Hey Ryan. Official reply from USFS is that the loop is now open. Came in 5 minutes after your post. Not sure why the discrepancy. Thanks for the help!

  10. Ryan Brown says:

    Still closed for a bit longer. Contract crews delayed due to IFPL. Unsure about reopening. I will ask about it this morning

  11. Brian Coop says:

    Still closed? Thought that should have expired on the 15th. West Bend map mentions “Pound Firewood Contract active M-F, but I’m not sure if this means it’s closed M-F or not.

    1. Brian Coop says:

      OK – hard to tell on my phone, but on my PC, it seems it’s just an alert now, and only the road portion of the Eastern side of the loop is closed. The west side of the Swampy Loop, Ridge Loop and the parking area appear to be open now.

      1. Joe Myers says:

        thanks for bringing this up. I will ask the FS what the status is

  12. Joe Myers says:

    Pretty sure Lev and Erika cleared the trail on the west side of the lakes yesterday. East side is still lots of deadfall. Still lots of snow patches.

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