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 for March 10, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 9:00 am

The March walk will be led by Rick Kappler. We will explore Raleigh Hills. The walk starts by carpooling to Bridlemile School. From there we will go west through Raleigh Hills into Washington County, then turn north on Canyon Drive and go up hill to the Sylvan neighborhood. Continue reading

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Seen on Feb 2018 SW Trails walk

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Urban Trails Maintenance and Construction in Southwest $5,500

SW Trails PDX will get $5,500 from the Portland Bureau of Transportation  Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program.  SW Trails PDX will utilize these funds to improve community connectivity with an urban trail maintenance project of steps on SW Trail #1 from SW Twombly Ave to SW Melville Ave.

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Bridlemile Walkway $3,368

The Bridlemile Walkway will get $3,368 from the Portland Bureau of Transportation  Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program. This project will transform a walkway in the Bridlemile neighborhood of SW Portland. Continue reading

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Online Mapping Tool for Southwest Walking and Biking Needs

The PBOT Southwest In Motion team wants your feedback and ideas!


Click to access Walking Needs map and add your ideas about what is needed to make walking better in SW Portland.

Use the online mapping tool to share what you need to make walking and biking safer and more useful to you in the short term. The input generated through this map will help the project team better understand community priorities, learn about needs of specific projects, and identify any new potential projects to include in the plan. Continue reading

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Work Party Thursday Feb. 1st 9AM Dickinson Park

SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party for Feb 1st 2018 will be at Dickinson Park and Natural Area from 9AM until Noon. Continue reading

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SW Trails meeting Jan 25, 2018

Our next SW Trails meeting is this Thursday January 25th at 7pm until 8:30 in the Watershed Bldg at 6388 SW Capital Hwy. Continue reading

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Fantasy figures seen on January walk

On SW Custer there are rings set into the curbs originally designed to tie up your horses. Surprisingly the walkers on the January walk saw horses (and a dinosaur) tied to these rings.  Further along on the hike on SW Canby, we saw other fantasy figures lurking in the forest.

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SW Trails Urban Hike – Feb 10, 2018

SW Trails Walk on Saturday, February 10 at 9:00 am
The February walk will be led by Mark Turner. From Wilson High School we will carpool to the vicinity of SW Corbett St. and SW Whitaker St. Then we will walk up to the Veteran’s Hospital, over to OHSU and then back down past the Casey Eye Institute to Terwilliger Blvd. Continue reading

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No work party with Parks in January

SW Trails and in January SW Trails and Portland Parks take the month off of work parties to let the cookies settle in our tummies.  Monthly first Thursday work parties will resume in February.

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