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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April Board Meeting – Via Zoom

April  22 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Please join us for our monthly board meeting.  

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting.  Due to coronavirus protocols, we will be gathering virtually via Zoom.

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Hike #34: Corbett to Terwilliger Loop

With spring in full effect, we welcome the chance to explore one of Portland’s most celebrated pedestrian routes, historic Terwilliger Parkway. Read on for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:  Terwilliger Corbett Loop
Neighborhood: South Portland, Hillsdale, Homestead
Distance: 6.97 miles
Difficulty: Hard
Elevation Change: 439 ft
Start/End Location: S. Boundary and S. Corbett Ave
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March Board Meeting- Via Zoom

March 25 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting.  Due to coronavirus protocols, we will be gathering virtually via Zoom.

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Hike #33: Sellwood Tilikum Loop

We have been posting hikes for an entire year and have none of our routes have left the west side of Portland.  Here you have it – in this hike we venture across two bridges while exploring Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and Sellwood Riverfront Park.  Coincidentally, this hike has the least elevation change of any of our hikes at only 87 feet!  Does this mean that there are more hills in West Portland?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:  Sellwood Tilikum Loop
Neighborhood: South Portland, Sellwood
Distance: 8.10 miles
Difficulty: Hard
Elevation Change: 87 ft
Start/End Location: Sellwood Park
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Hike #32: Mountain Goat Loop

Want to train for summer hikes or backpacking trips without leaving the city? This hike will take you to both the lowest (Willamette river) and highest points (Council Crest) in the city!  After you finish you will feel -and maybe smell- like a mountain goat.  Enjoy the hiker’s alternative to goat yoga free of charge! Read on for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:  Mountain Goat Loop
Neighborhood: South Portland, Hillsdale, Healy Heights
Distance: 8.81 miles
Difficulty: Hard
Elevation Change: 1,058 ft
Start/End Location: George Himes Park (Terwilliger and Nebraska)
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February Board Meeting – Via Zoom

Please join us for our monthly board meeting.  Thursday Jan 28, 7:00 to 8:30 

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting.  Due to coronavirus protocols, we will be gathering virtually via Zoom.

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Hike #31: Mud to Mansions in Dunthorpe

Where can you find the most elegant houses and the muddiest trails?  In SW Portland of course.   Read on to learn more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name:
  Mud to Mansions in Dunthorpe
Neighborhood: Collins View, Lake Oswego
Distance: 6.23 miles
Difficulty: Hard
Elevation Change: 426 ft
Start/End Location: Tryon Creek Nature Center
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Hike #30 – Old Bertha Highway

Our thirtieth self-led-hike is a nice loop from Albert Kelly Park that follows much of the original route for the Red Electric Trail through the Hillsdale and Hayhurst neighborhoods. Read on to learn more:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name:
  Old Bertha Highway
Neighborhood: Hillsdale, Hayhurst, Bridlemile
Distance: 3.49 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Change: 359 ft
Start/End Location: Albert Kelly Park
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January Board Meeting – Via Zoom

Please join us for our monthly board meeting.  Thursday Jan 28, 7:00 to 8:30 

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting.  Due to coronavirus protocols, we will be gathering virtually via Zoom.

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Hike # 29 – Twenty One Miles to welcome 2021

This is our longest hike yet and, since it covers so much of the area we love,  the best.  It is 21 miles in length covering much of SW Portland.  Read on to find out the best way to welcome the new year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Name:
  21 Miles to Welcome 2021
Neighborhood: SW Portland (almost every SW neighborhood, too many to list)
Distance:  21 miles
Difficulty: REALLY, Really Hard
Elevation Change: 773 ft
Start/End Location: Willamette Park
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