Swamp Peak Trail #3401

At the start of this trail,  you have two options. By heading west you skirt the talus slopes of Knob Rock before entering Middle Santiam Wilderness. This 3.2-mile route exposes you to a rich old-growth forest community with a steep decline before connecting with Chimney Peak Trail.

By traveling east you scramble 2.2 miles up and over Swamp Peak before intersecting with Gordan Peak Trail.

Ambitious hikers may want to make a 15.8 mile round trip using the Swamp Peak, Gordan Peak, and Chimney Peak trail loop.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Wilderness Self-Issue Permit required for both day use and overnight stays if going into Middle Santiam Wilderness from June 15 through October 15. Free permits are self-issued at the trailhead.
Closest Towns: Cascadia and Sweet Home, Oregon
Water: Water from streams and lakes should be filtered or treated.
Information Center: Sweet Home Ranger Station

General Information


Access from Swamp Peak Trailhead


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Difficult


Difficulty Level: Difficult

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  Area/Length : 
5.4 miles

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