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Swampy/Dutchman Trail

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
4.4 miles
Elevation
669'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Adrian Jones September 16, 2017 at 1:32 pmVery dusty and loose for the first few miles when traveling from Vista Butte to Dutchman. Better riding closer to Dutchman. Hopefully the rain next week will help.
  • Evan Smith July 6, 2017 at 6:13 pmThe tree near the underpass is cleared.
  • Eric Kutter June 21, 2017 at 5:52 pmAs David says, the single track from the double track up to the Ridge Loop trail is clear of dead fall and snow but the water rut is worse than ever. Also rode up the double track from the hwy underpass (not officially part of this trail). That section of double track is generally in great shape but one big tree across the steepest part shortly after the underpass.
  • David Pilz June 19, 2017 at 11:48 amI rode the single track section on 6/18. It's clear of snow and trees but has obviously seen some serious recent runoff as it is basically one big rut in the middle. I also rode maybe .5-.75 miles toward Dutchman and did not encounter any snow but turned around after a few large downed trees.
  • Zach Blickman November 5, 2016 at 9:17 pmAbout 13 trees down, mainly on the road section, several snowy patches but passable if you are determined.
  • Dustin Balderach July 29, 2016 at 4:59 pmAll clear but even up this high its very dusty and sandy. lots of sand. But a fun connection while flagline is closed.
  • Rich Ray July 4, 2016 at 8:06 pmSwampy Dutchman trail is all clear now.
 

Trail Description

The Swampy/Dutchman connector is a great way to get from Swampy Lakes to Metolius-Windego without riding Flagline (which is closed for Elk calving most of the summer).

The route is mostly wide double track so it’s not one of those “must ride” trails — but it’s still a lot more fun than connecting via Century Drive.

In winter, it’s a great fat bike route which is usually cleared of downfall and packed down by snowmobiles. See out blog post about fat bike routes and best practices for riding on snowmobile trails.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Swampy/Dutchman

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  1. Adrian Jones says:

    Very dusty and loose for the first few miles when traveling from Vista Butte to Dutchman. Better riding closer to Dutchman. Hopefully the rain next week will help.

  2. Evan Smith says:

    The tree near the underpass is cleared.

  3. Eric Kutter says:

    As David says, the single track from the double track up to the Ridge Loop trail is clear of dead fall and snow but the water rut is worse than ever. Also rode up the double track from the hwy underpass (not officially part of this trail). That section of double track is generally in great shape but one big tree across the steepest part shortly after the underpass.

  4. David Pilz says:

    I rode the single track section on 6/18. It’s clear of snow and trees but has obviously seen some serious recent runoff as it is basically one big rut in the middle. I also rode maybe .5-.75 miles toward Dutchman and did not encounter any snow but turned around after a few large downed trees.

  5. Zach Blickman says:

    About 13 trees down, mainly on the road section, several snowy patches but passable if you are determined.

  6. Dustin Balderach says:

    All clear but even up this high its very dusty and sandy. lots of sand. But a fun connection while flagline is closed.

  7. Rich Ray says:

    Swampy Dutchman trail is all clear now.

  8. Alex Marganski says:

    rode sand hill to ridge loop and there was about 20 trees down

  9. Matt E says:

    Huge deep snow drifts for roughly 4 miles in towards Metoluis with lots of deadfall. Impossible to keep on trail without GPS. Give this area a couple weeks.

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