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|DOIN' THE DOUG - TRAIL GUIDES|
Swamp Peak Trail
| Length: 5.4 miles
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation Gain: 3,500 - 4,800 feet
Forest Service Trail #3401 Site: Swamp Peak Trail
This trail goes into the Middle Santiam Wilderness (Permit Required).
|At this trailhead you have two options. By heading west you skirt
the talus slopes of knob rock before entering the Middle Santiam
Wilderness. this 3.2 mile route exposes you to a rich old-growth
forest community before connecting with Chimney
By turning east at the trailhead you can scramble 2.2 miles up and over Swamp Peak before intersecting the Gordan Peak trail.
Ambitious hikers may want to make a 15.8 mile trip using the Swamp Peak, Gordan Peak and Chimney Peak trail loop.
Directions: From Sweet Home, travel east on Highway 20 for 4 miles
and turn left on Forest Road 11 (Quartzville Road.) Travel
40 miles up Quartzville Road to the east end of Forest Road 1152 and turn right. Travel 5 miles on 1152 to Forest Service road 640 and
turn left. Trailhead is a quarter mile up Forest Service Road 640 at the junction with 642.