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 Oct 14

The Saturday, October 14 walk will be led by Dave Manville. We will meet at Wilson High School and carpool to Smith Elementary at 8935 SW 52nd Ave. The 6.4 mile walk will pass through 5 Parks or Natural Areas and walk on 8 Right of Way trails. The Parks and Natural Areas include Dickinson, Ashcreek Natural Area, Woods Park, Gabriel Park, April Hill Park and Natural Area. Continue reading

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SW Meeting – Date Changed to Oct 5

SW Trails monthly meeting date has been changed for September. Due to conflicting activities (and member absences) we’ve changed the September date for our usual “4th Thursday” monthly meeting. Instead of meeting on Sept. 28th, we’ve delayed this one week to Thursday, Oct. 5th, same time and place (7:00 — 8:30 pm, Watershed at Hillsdale, 6388 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland). Please come if you can!

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Work Party Sept 7 – April Hill Park

SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party on September 7th will be at April Hill Park over in the Maplewood Neighborhood and run from 9AM until Noon. Continue reading

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Quarterly Trails Forum on Sept 20

Metro will be holding the next Quarterly Trails Forum on Wednesday, September 20 from 1 – 3:15 p.m. at the Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grade Ave., Portland. A free workshop on designing and building soft surface trails and small bridges will be offered! Other agenda items are being finalized.

If you have questions, please email them to: mel.huie@oregonmetro.gov

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SW Trails meeting August 24th at 7PM

Our next SW Trails meeting is August 24th at 7PM until 8:30 in the Watershed Bldg at 6388 SW Capital Hwy. Continue reading

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Work Party – Wilson HS – Aug 26

SW Trails will join the work party sponsored by Wilson High School on August 26 from 9 am to 1pm.  The SW Trails group will work on the section of Trail #3 on the north side of the school campus as we have done in previous years.  Lunch will be provided by some school organization.

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Multnomah Days Parade and booth

SW Trails will have a booth at Multnomah Days (August 19) and participate in the Parade.

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SW Trails hike – Sept 9, 2017

The Saturday, September 9 walk will be led by Rick Kappler and will showcase parts of the future Red Electric Trail.  We will meet at Wilson High School and carpool to Gabriel Park.  Continue reading

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Seen on Aug 2017 SW Trails hike

Bob McGown with radio telescopes

Astrophysist Bob McGown invited the SW Trails hikers to view his radio and optical telescopes at his backyard observatory.

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4T Trail Work Party Thursday August 3rd

SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party on August 3rd will be on the 4T Trail or Markham trail as it heads up toward Patton Rd from the highway 26 on ramp. We will be doing tread work, trail grading, brushing, possibly work on some steps as the trail heads up the hill. Our work area is shaded for the most part and the work party has been reduced to 2 hours because of the expected heat that day. Be a bit early and we can get going at 9 AM and work util 11AM. Continue reading

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