Swampy Lakes Loop - TRAIL

Swampy Lakes Loop - Trail, Bend, Oregon

Decent intermediate, rolling terrain with only a couple of very short (15 foot ) climbs. Rocky in spots, couple of log crossings. Nice meandering single through pines with a couple of views of the lake. Short loop ending up on a fire road (rutted !!! ) for a gnarly quick downhill.

User Reviews (4)

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ketus   Weekend Warrior [Aug 28, 2005]

hmm i rode this trail from the skyliners snopark parking lot towards tumalo falls then took the swede ridge loop to the south fork trail. the climb was 7/8 miles so it wasnt too bad but the descent on the south fork trail was rockin. it was very fast with a lot of drops, jumps, roots, etc. the turns were bermed so you kept your momentum. this was my first ride in the bend area and am sure to return to see what else this area has to offer.

Customer Service

the one i just described

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5
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4
Gordon   [Jan 19, 2001]

Fun short trail with a decent little downhill at the end. In the pines the entire time, a couple of log crossings, some short little uphills, no real big climbs, a great place for your first single track experience. Can be tight and windy if you ride it fast. Outhouse in the parking lot, great trail for beginner to intermediate, nice little lake. Loose dirt, some rock...run slightly lower tire pressure.

Customer Service

Start at the ski parking lot and ride it backwards, taking the trail on the left, makes for a fun downhill back to the truck.

Similar Products Used: Check out the other park n ski areas !!!
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3
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rdrd   [May 29, 2001]

I agree with the previous review, people here rave about these Oregon Trails....I really dont know why unless they have not ridden anywhere else. Bend is a little overrated. I am spoiled ....Tahoe rocks.

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2
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Mike Wood   [Jul 10, 2002]

I agree, Swampy Lakes loop is no big deal...pretty enough scenery, easy trail. However, it does represent a great way to link into the surrounding area, which is off the charts.
The fun begins when you leave the loop and start downhill through the trees towards South Fork trail and some of the other connecting trails. You will find lots of very technical stuff with rocks, roots, off cambers etc. Your ride will ultimately be limited only by your endurance, the trails go on all the way to the Three Sisters, miles away.
I'm giving this trail 3 fatties, simply because it allows you to access so much terrain!

Customer Service

Stage at Swampy Lakes SnoPark. Don't just ride the wimpy loop trail, go explore some of the wicked trails around and about within the area! Get a map at LBS!

Similar Products Used: Mrezak trail, Tumalo Falls, Helicopter Pad.
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3
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