SW Trails PDX

SW Trails is a community group which promotes walking and biking in southwest Portland, Oregon by:

  1. Leading regular monthly hikes
  2. Organizing volunteer work parties to build and maintain trails
  3. Developing new walking and biking opportunities (e.g. the 4-T trail, the Red Electric trail) by working with city, county and state planners.
    City-wide Trails Policy is SW Trails’ vision of what the future of trails should be in Portland.
  4. Advocating for walking/biking.
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Monthly SWTrails meeting April 23

Agenda for Thursday Apr 23, 2014

7pm @ Watershed In Hillsdale 6388 SW Capitol Hwy
Approval of Agenda
Discussion: New Trail and Bridges linking Marshall Park with the new bridge over Tryon at Arnold and Boones Fy Rd John Mullen, Director of Tryon Creek State Park
Discussion: Trails and Parks draft stewardship agreement and discussion with Jeff Hough of proposed trail maintenance schedule et al
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Work party Woods Park April 25

Saturday April 25th 9AM to Noon

Get out, get dirty, and help improve our trails at Woods Memorial Park!

April starts our trail maintenance season in Woods Memorial Park. Join PP&R and the Friends of Woods on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00am- 12:00pm. Work with our trails technician and learn the importance of trail maintenance and basic trail maintenance skills to help keep our trails safe and functional. Continue reading

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Trail from Corbet to Terwilliger in pictures

The blog “Noticing Southwest Portland” has a photo display of the trail up from Corbet to Terwilliger.


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Saturday, May 9, 9:00 am

The May 9 walk will be led by Dave Manville.  From Wilson High School we will walk across the Raz-Baack bridge on SWTrail#6 to Safeway at Barbur Blvd.  Then we’ll go on to Spring Garden and wind down to Terwilliger.  Then down the stairs and around and across Barbur to the Terwilliger path taking that for a while before cutting down to Sunset and back to the school.  It will be about 6 miles with 400 ft. elevation gain.  Continue reading

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Great report on Stephens Creek Natural Area prepared by Access Recreation

Access Recreation has created a video about the Raz Baack Crossing in the Stephens Creek Natural Area.  This is one of a series of maps, photo displays and videos that they are preparing on accessible trails in the Portland area.

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SW Trails monthly meeting – March 26 at 7pm

Agenda for THURSDAY March 26th 7pm Meeting

Watershed 6388 SW Capitol Hwy corner of Bertha Court

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SW Trails urban hike on April 11

SW Urban Trails Walk

Saturday, April 11,  9:00 am

Virginia Hendrickson will lead the walk on Saturday, April 11.  It will be about 6 miles with about 600 feet elevation gain.  After carpooling to the Barbur Transit Center we’ll walk to the top of Mountain Park and then through Portland Community College.  Also included will be the West Portland Park natural area and Lesser Park.

Meet behind the bleachers at Wilson High School (Sunset Blvd. and Capitol Highway) and be ready to go at 9:00 am.  Bring a snack and water and dress for the weather.  Well behaved dogs are allowed. They must be on leash.  For health reasons, there is no smoking on SW trails walks.

For more information or to volunteer to lead a future walk in your neighborhood contact Sharon Fekety (fekety@hevanet.com).

Co-sponsored by SWTrailsPDX and Hillsdale Neighborhood Association

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pi day = 3.14.15 9:26 am on SW Portland trail walk.

The SWTrails walking group stopped at 3-14-15 9:26 AM to honor pi=3.1415926.

3141592653 The trilliums were blooming.

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Robert Hamilton wrote letter of support for Red Electric and other SW Trails projects

Robert Hamilton wrote a letter of support for the Red Electric and other SW Trails projects to the Portland city officials (PSC@portlandoregon.gov,TSP@portlandoregon).

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SW Trails urges you to send letter to Portland city officials

Deadline for submitting comments on the City of Portland Comprehensive Plan and the Transportation System Plan (a part of the Comp Plan) is 5 pm March 9th 2015.

The Comprehensive Plan is a very important document as it guides all the infrastructure planning and construction as well as the zoning and all the special uses around the city. It has not been updated for many many years.

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