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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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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SW Trails urban hike – Aug 12

The Saturday, August 12, walk will be led by Hans Steuch. It will be a counter-clock wise six mile loop with 700 feet elevation gain extending mainly south and east from Stephenson School to which we will carpool. The walk will take us through a bit of Mountain Park, unincorporated Clackamas County, Tryon Creek State Park and Arnold Creek Neighborhood. Continue reading

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Work Party – 4T Trail – Aug 3

• Project: Tread reconstruction, step replacement, and/or switchback rerouting.
• Trail: 4T/Marquam Trail between Hwy 26 and SW Patton Continue reading

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Work Party – Thursday July 6 – 4T Trail

SW Trails regular monthly first Thursday Work Party is on July 6th from 9AM to NOON. We we will be at the 4T Trail between SW Patton and HWY 26. Continue reading

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