Swale Trailhead

Area Status: Unreachable

Provides access toFremont National Recreation Trail #160 - Southern Segment.

Visitors can hike, mountain bike or ride horses from Swale and access the Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 which connects to the north end of the Drake-McDowell Roadless Area.

This trailhead is located one hour five minutes northeast of Lakeview, Oregon, and is a primitive and quiet trailhead. The site offers a parking area that is adequate for trailer turnaround, and there are also signed trail directions.

There is no potable water. Visitors need to pack plenty of water. Trail and parking area maintained during open season.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Lakeview Ranger District)
Fees: No fee
Open Season: 06/15 - 09/15
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motorized use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Lakeview, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lakeview Ranger District

General Information


Swale Trailhead is located one hour five minutes northeast of Lakeview, OR.

From Lakeview, OR take Oregon Highway 140 north toward Paisley, Oregon. Turn right following Hwy 140 east toward Adel, Oregon. Turn left at Forest Service (FS) Road 3615 and follow it north. Take a right on FS Road 3720 to the trailhead.

Trailhead vicinity map.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


Horse Riding

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

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6600 feet