Swampy Lakes / Swede Ridge Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 5803 ft
In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.
Trailhead: Head 16 miles west of Bend on the Cascade Lakes Highway to Swampy Lakes Sno-Park. (20 minutes from Bend.)
Highlights: Fun, rolling single-track through the forest with great views from the Swede Ridge Shelter.
Seasons: Summer and fall
A detailed map of this route and others nearby is available through Adventure Maps, an Oregon company, at local bike shops and outdoor retailers, as well as online at www.adventuremaps.net.