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Swede Ridge Loop

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 3.0 from 2 votes
blue  Intermediate from 1 vote
Rank: #60 in the Bend area
#153 in OR, #4,612 Overall
Views: 268. Last 30 days: 9
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Trail near Bend,  area, 
“Mellow riding with sweet ridge views.”
Katy Ryan on Aug 10, 2013
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3.45.5 milesKilometers 161’49 m Ascent 5,949’1,813 m High 3% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -409’-125 m Descent 5,677’1,730 m Low 9% Max Grade (5°)
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The rides from Swampy Lakes Sno-Park are generally very mellow, but still intermediate. There are little bits of rocky technical here and there, but all pretty easy. This section of Swede Ridge is not really on the ridge for much of the time. The real view is at the Swede Ridge Shelter...take the time to walk to it from the trail, and you'll see Tumalo Creek drainage, which is gorgeous.

There are many offshoots to this and other Swampy trails, with little signage, but everything connects.
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PHOTOS of Swede Ridge Loop
 3.0 from 3 votes
Broken Top in back (Bend, OR)
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Dusty trails near Swampy Sno-Park (Bend, OR)
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