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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SW Trails Walk: Saturday, July 8th

The July walk will be led by Lee Butler. We will meet at Wilson High School and carpool to the boat ramp parking area at Willamette Park. The walk will be a reverse loop over the Sellwood Bridge, along the bike/ped trail on the east side of the Willamette, crossing the Tillicum Bridge and returning to the park through South Waterfront and Johns Landing on the trail. The walk is 7.5 miles with 220 feet elevation gain on the Tillicum Bridge. And you can turn around at any time if the total walk is too long. Continue reading

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Ten Toe Express – Woods and Dickinson Parks

Woods and Dickinson Parks Loop
Thursday, June 22 •••••  6pm
MEET: Barbur Transit Center, 9750 SW Barbur Blvd, near the intersection with Capitol Highway

Walk from Barbur Transit Center to two of the lesser known wooded parks in SW Portland, and along sections of SW Trails #5 & #7. Continue reading

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Ten Toe Express – Willamette Park – Sellwood Bridge

Willamette Park to New Sellwood Bridge
Thursday, June 8  •••••  6pm
MEET:  Willamette Park, SW Macadam & Nebraska,
south end of the parking near restroom building

Join a walk from Willamette Park along the Greenway to the new bridge and beyond to some interesting access points to the river, like Powers Marine Park. Continue reading

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SW Trails Meeting Minutes May 25, 2017

The Watershed Building in Hillsdale
6388 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland OR 97239

DRAFT

Attendance: Dave Manville, Don Baack, Hans Steuch, Sharon Fekety, Barbara Stedman, Virginia Hendrickson, Debbie Small, Lee Buhler,  Andrea Wall, Glenn Bridger, Michelle Marx, Rob Wilcox, Michael Kisor Continue reading

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SW Trails Minutes April 27, 2017

Attendance: Chris Mays, Debbie Small, Sharon Fekety, Barbara Stedman, Dave Manville, Virginia Hendrickson, Glenn Bridger, Don Baack, Barbara Bowers, Hans Steuch, Doug Rogers, Thomas Wright, Michael Kisor Continue reading

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Work party June 1 Marshall Park Owl Creek

SW Trails regular monthly first Thursday Work Party on June 1st will at Marshall Park we will be working on the Owl Creek Trail starting at 9AM and going until Noon. Our meeting point will be at the pullout on SW 18th place (9631 SW 18th Pl approx), look for the big white PPR truck. Continue reading

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SW Trails Meeting agenda May 25, 2017

Agenda for THURSDAY May 25th 2017 7PM Meeting of SW Trails at the Watershed Building 6388 SW Capital Hwy cross street Bertha Blvd.
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SW Trails hike June 10, 2017 – to Goose Hollow

The June 10th walk will be led by Don Baack. This walk was cancelled in December because of bad weather. We will walk Trail #6 from Hillsdale up to Fairmont, then through SWHRL neighborhood of Portland Heights to the end of Goose Hollow at SW 18th and Jefferson, then returning by MAX and bus. It is 6 miles, 700 feet up and 1000 feet down. Bring bus tickets or money for bus fare, $2.50 for adults under 65, $1.25 for seniors over 65.

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Prod city for a Safe Route to Robert Gray School

We need your letters of support for the long delayed project to construct a safer route to school for students living south of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway including many from the Crossing at Stephens Creek.

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Work Party Thursday May 4th

SW Trails regular monthly first Thursday Work Party on May 4th will at Council Crest Circle we will be working on the West Side Trail starting at 9AM and going until Noon. Our meeting point will be at the circle drive, look for the big white PPR truck. Continue reading

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