SWTrails PDX

SWTrails is a community group that 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. Working with city, county and state planners to develop safe pedestrian routes.
  4. Advocating for walking/biking.

In Response to COVID-19, We’re Introducing Self-Led Hikes
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Thanksgiving Scone Walk

Hike # 27: Thanksgiving Scone Walk

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Hike # 27: Thanksgiving Scone Walk

COVID cases are on the rise and we’re being asked to re-enter lockdown, but that doesn’t mean we have to eat poorly!  Our annual Thanksgiving Day hike around the Hillsdale Neighborhood has always included homemade Scones, and this year is no different!  😊  Read on to learn more.

Name:  Thanksgiving Scone Walk
Neighborhood: Hillsdale
Distance: 2.21 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Change:  149 ft
Start/End Location: Hillsdale Food Carts
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SWTrails Monthly Meeting Thursday, November 19, via Zoom

Please join SWTrails for our monthly meeting Thursday, November 19th, from 7:00-8:30 pm. As usual, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting. And as usual, due to the current coronavirus protocols, we will be gathering virtually via Zoom. If you would like to join us, please contact Debbie Small at dsmallster@gmail.com before Wednesday evening, 11/18, for sign-in information. Thank you for your patience regarding this extra step!

SWTrails November 2020 Meeting Agenda

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Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail

See our new webpage dedicated to the planed route of the Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail:

Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail

Also, see this article published in the Hillsdale Connection: “Completion of Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail Could Become a Reality”

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SWTrails Monthly Meeting Thursday, October 22, via Zoom

Please join SWTrails for our monthly meeting Thursday, October 22nd, from 7:00-8:30 pm. As usual, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting. However, due to the current coronavirus protocols, we will be gathering virtually, via Zoom. If you would like to join us, please contact Debbie Small at dsmallster@gmail.com before Wednesday evening, 10/21, for sign-in information. Thank you for your patience regarding this extra step!

SWTrails Monthly Meeting Agenda

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Hike #26: Marquam Park – Central

As the air begins to cool and leaves turn, we will return to Marquam Nature Park for this 4.6 mile loop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:  Marquam Park Central
Neighborhood: Homestead
Distance: 4.68 miles
Difficulty: Hard
Elevation Change: 773 ft
Start/End Location: Marquam Shelter
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SWTrails Monthly Meeting Thursday, September 24, via Zoom

Please join SWTrails for our monthly meeting Thursday, September 24, from 7:00-8:30 pm. As usual, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting. However, due to the current coronavirus shutdown, we will be gathering virtually, via Zoom. If you would like to join us, please contact Debbie Small at dsmallster@gmail.com before Wednesday evening, 9/23, for sign-in information. Thank you for your patience regarding this extra step!

SWTrails Monthly Meeting Agenda

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Hike #25: Tryon Creek Loop

No trip to  SW Portland is complete without exploring Tryon Creek State Park.  This loop covers much of the beloved park, and gives suggestions for more exploration.  We are going to cut back publishing our self-led-hikes to once per month throughout the winter months. Read on for more details:

Name:  Tryon Creek Loop
Neighborhood: Unincorporated
Distance: 4.71 miles
Difficulty: Medium
Elevation Change: 244 ft
Start/End Location: Tryon Creek Nature Center
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Hike #24: South Waterfront to OHSU

Name:  South Waterfront to OHSU
Neighborhood: South Portland, Homestead
Distance: 4.93 miles
Difficulty: Medium
Elevation Change:  468 ft
Start/End Location: OHSU Center for Health and Healing
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Hike #23: Robert Gray School to Gabriel Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:  Robert Gray School to Gabriel Park
Neighborhood: Multnomah, Hillsdale, Bridlemile, Hayhurst
Distance: 4.77 miles
Elevation Change: 359 ft
Start/End Location: Robert Gray Middle School
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