Swampy to South Fork | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
The Source Weekly’s reporting is made possible by the power of your support. Be a part of it!
Pin It

Swampy to South Fork 

Shoulder season keeps visitor numbers low and local stoke high

  • Submitted

Cooler temperatures bring about a favored shoulder season for local mountain bikers, as the bug-infested, moondust-laden singletrack of the busy summer makes way for the slow times and the coming storms of fall. It's a coveted time when local trails seem more "ours," and the often-loose soil of bikers' volcanic tracks become compact, tacky and perfect. Collective patience during the busy time is soon to be rewarded handsomely.

The trails connected to Swampy Lakes Sno-Park are both starting points, and pivot points, for many miles of Central Oregon singletrack. The Swampy Sno-Park to Swede Ridge Shelter loop makes for a great moderate outing, while a trip down South Fork should not be missed. Known for its fast and flowy downhill segments, picturesque creek zones and rugged switchbacks, South Fork makes for a great option when linking up longer routes (such as Dutchman Flat to Flagline), or for a fun and challenging one-way trip from Swampy Lakes to Skyliners Sno-Park. Grab a map, load up the Bend Trails app and give 'er a go!

Swampy/South Fork/Skyliners Sno-Park - 5.5 miles/290' Elev.

Swampy/Swede Ridge Shelter (one way) – 2.6 miles/198' Elev.

Dutchman/Flagline/Swampy/South Fork/Skyliners/Phil's - 24.5 miles/1300' Elev.

Pin It

Speaking of Swampy Lakes Sno-Park, Swede Ridge Shelter

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
HomeBrewing 101

HomeBrewing 101 - DIY Cave

Sat., Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Submitting an event is free and easy.

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

Get Social

Latest in Go Here

More by David Sword

  • Getting Buggy

    Getting Buggy

    The simple and fruitful delight of fly-tying
    • Aug 17, 2022
  • Searching for Summer

    Searching for Summer

    Plot out a new place to wander with this photo collaboration, featuring local photographers and their adventures
    • Jun 15, 2022
  • Pro File: Barry Wicks

    Pro File: Barry Wicks

    Pro cyclist morphs his love of everything into an adventure
    • May 25, 2022
  • More »

Want to advertise with us?

For info on print and digital advertising, >> Click Here

© 2022 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation