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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June 2015 Meeting Minutes

SW Trails PDX
Monthly Meeting
June 25, 2015
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May 2015 minutes

SW Trails PDX
Monthly Meeting
May 28, 2015
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Safe Routes to School trail on SW 25th

Good news, after 10.5 months we finally have confirmation that we do not have to build a bridge across Fanno Creek on SW 25th for our Safe Routes to School trail from Bertha to BH Hwy. We are now trying to understand what hoops we need to jump through to get a trail permit from PBOT. Once we have that, we think the path is clear to build the connection. Continue reading

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How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

From The New York Times:

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health.

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AARP neighborhood walks – one with SW Trails

AARP has scheduled a series of AARP Neighborhood Walks in various neighborhoods in Portland.  The walk on October 13 will be with SW Trails going from Gabriel Park to Multnomah Village.

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Noticing Southwest Portland blog shows pictures of trail in Himes Park

The Noticing Southwest Portland blog has done a pictorial blog about walking up from Corbett to Terwilliger through Himes Park on trail #3.

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SW Trails monthly meeting July 30

The monthly meeting of SW Trails will be at 7 pm on July 30 at The Watershed Building in Hillsdale 6388 SW Capitol Hwy Portland OR.

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Seen on July SW Trails urban hike

Totem pole seen by walkers on the SW Trails July 11 urban hike.  Totem pole is along Terwilliger Boulevard at  Elk Point.

Totem pole seen by walkers on the SW Trails July 11 urban hike. Totem pole is along Terwilliger Boulevard at Elk Point.

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Fire danger – call to action

As you know, drought conditions and high temperatures in Portland are predicted for many weeks to come. What can we do to support your efforts in protecting us and our neighborhood from a devastating fire caused by carelessness and/or an act of nature? Continue reading

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SW Urban Trails Walk Aug 8

Saturday, August 8, 9:00 am

The August 8 walk will be led by Rick Kappler.  From Wilson High School, we will car pool to Bridlemile Elementary School.  Then we will walk through the interesting Bridlemile neighborhood with views of yards, gardens, paths and parks including Albert Kelly Park, Thomas City Park and Hamilton City Park.  The walk will be 5.3 miles with 370 feet elevation gain.

Meet behind the bleachers at Wilson High School (SW 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 SWTrails PDX and Hillsdale Neighborhood Association

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