Swampy Lakes

Bend, Oregon

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Though the name itself may not conjure up inviting images of mountainous beauty, the Swampy Lakes area is nonetheless worth exploring. Popular with mountain bikers as a launching point to numerous trails in the area and beyond, Swampy Lakes also provides runners with multiple loop options o?ering just enough visual stimuli to keep things interesting. The Swampy Lakes Loop o?ers several routes of varying distances on rolling terrain and moderate elevation gain.
Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon

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Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon

by Lucas Alberg (Wilderness Press)

Though the name itself may not conjure up inviting images of mountainous beauty, the Swampy Lakes area is nonetheless worth exploring.

Popular with mountain bikers as a launching point to numerous trails in the area and beyond, Swampy Lakes also provides runners with multiple loop options o?ering just enough visual stimuli to keep things interesting. The Swampy Lakes Loop o?ers several routes of varying distances on rolling terrain and moderate elevation gain.

© 2016 Lucas Alberg/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Bend
Distance: 7.5
Elevation Gain: 680 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: June–October, sunrise–sunset Best: Summer
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Bend–Fort Rock Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest; 541-383-4000, www.fs.usda.gov/deschutes
Local Maps: Three Sisters Wilderness Trail Map by Adventure Maps, Inc. ($12, adventuremaps.net)
Driving Directions: Directions to Swampy Lakes

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