E-bikes NOT allowed on Swede Ridge
Swede Ridge Trail runs from Swampy Shelter to Swede Ridge shelter in the Swampy trails area. The trail connects to the Swampy Lakes Loop, Tumalo Ridge, S.S.T., Southfork, and Sector 16 trails. There are a couple punchy climbs heading West and some burly rock sections that will sharpen your skills.
This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.
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Tree down at the rocky dry creek crossing somewhere near Swede / Swampy. Clear otherwise.
Swede Ridge clear and riding well
Lots of down trees! Some right in blind corners after stretches of none. Be careful out there.
Ment to post on south fork. Lost of trees here too though.
Most of the mud is gone and all of the trees. We cut about 15 trees.
clear of trees. 1 hefty snow patch
intermittent snow until 1 mile west of Swede Shelter, then it gets pretty deep, didn’t travel any further to investigate.
About 20 trees cleared this afternoon. All clear.
Facebook Report: No visual, but unquestionable cougar whistling just south of Swede Ridge. Note that a cougar was also spotted the day before on the COD tech section below the USFS Welcome Center.
10″ tree just above swede shelter and another just north of the intersection with swampy on the way to the creek crossing. Otherwise tip-top!
Best wait a few more weeks. Lots of snow patches and hike a bike on the north facing sections in the woods. Surprisingly no deadfall. Looks like someone has already been cutting!
Cleared the tree reported on Facebook at the bottom of the steep climb.
Just a few patches of snow that’ll melt quickly.
Three tree’s still down within the first mile going up, about 8 – 10″.
3 trees down and 1 could hurt someone if they weren’t paying attention. Other than that, dirt is great up there.
Cleared of down tree. Dirt is primo
Just a couple of snow patches, only one not rideable. Should melt out within days. Get some!
reported as clear of down trees with 1 patch of snow
Cleared or trimmed back about 20 trees. All clear
some trees down, no snow.
Cleared The last remaining trees a couple days ago
The snow patches have receded enough to be able to pedal on dirt the entire way. Other than about a 5′ length of snow the rest of the trail is riding well, so I’m going to go ahead and flip the status accordingly. There’s still one tree down across the trail at about midpoint.
one tree down about .5 miles in and then there are a couple of rideable patches of snow. One big patch at the bottom of the punchy hill that you can almost skirt. After that it is clear to south fork.
There are many patches of snow so on and off riding. Minor blow down, sort of surprising until after the creek crossing and before the old hut site. There is a big tangle of trees and snow making trail hard to keep on
One tree down somewhere in the beginning coming from swampy lakes, a few ridable patches of snow/mud/frozen ground
All Clear! The moisture this past week has compacted the soil nicely.
Clear with a couple snow patches. bushes are getting overgrown in sections
What is status of Swampy Lakes trail to connect to SRT?
Instead, do you recommend coming/going via Southfork?
Thanks for all the work. You are making it hard to keep up with cleared trails.
I believe the trail on the West side of swampy is clear. Lev worked his way in from swampy yesterday. The trail on the East side of the lake is a mess I hear.
SST is also a mess.
Trail cleared 3 days ago by Dan the Man.