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 monthly meeting 8pm Oct 27

Note time change: 8pm due to several seeking to attend the Community Policing Reception at 6:30 at the Multnomah Arts Center.

Trails Meeting Oct 27 2016 8pm

at Watershed in Hillsdale, enter between buildings at 6388 SW Capitol Highway
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Plans for SW Capitol Highway

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has a plan to build sidewalks and bike lanes along SW Capitol Highway between SW Garden Home Road and SW Taylors Ferry Road. Construction will begin in 2019.

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SOLVE Work Party SW 25th Oct 30

The second event to help restore the SW 25th Ave right of way is being held on Sunday, Oct 30th from 9 AM-1 PM. We will be forming a “bucket brigade” and moving planting compost to the site and working it into the soil in preparation for planting the native plants.

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SOLVE Work Party SW 25th Oct 23

SOLVE is having a work party next Sunday, Oct 23rd from 10 AM-12:30 PM. We will be raking away the pine needles and removing the pine cones from the 70’x 10′ strip near SW Capitol Hwy and SW 25th Ave where we will be planting native plants next month. School-age children can help remove the pine cones from the pine needle piles. Continue reading

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November SW Trails Urban Walks

Sat. Nov. 12, 9:00 am

The November walk will be led by Mark Turner.  We will explore Raleigh Hills.
The walk starts by carpooling to Bridlemile school. From Bridlemile school 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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SW Portland Stormwater Summit Thursday Sept 29th

Special Announcement on behalf of SWNI Watershed Committee

SW Portland Street and Stormwater Summit

This Thursday, September 29, 2016   7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30,  7688 SW Capitol Hwy

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Work Party Oct 6 Albert Kelly Park

Monthly Work Party Thursday October 6th   9AM to Noon
Albert Kelly Park
Meet at SW 35th Place

SW Trails regular first Thursday Work Party for October 6th will at Albert Kelly Park. We will meet at the dead end of SW 35th Pl as it enters the park at 9 AM and work til NOON. Continue reading

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SW Trails meeting Sept 22

SWTrails Meeting Sept 22 7pm

at Watershed 6388 SW Capitol Hwy enter between bldgs


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Why Walking Helps Us Think

The New Yorker published an article “Why Walking Helps Us Think” that gives reasons to walk.

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October SW Trails Hike – Oct 8, 2016

The October walk will be led by Dave Manville on Saturday October 8, 2016.  We will explore the western part of SW Portland, traversing several parks and natural areas in a figure 8 route.  Heading west from Wilson High School, we will cross through the Stevens Creek Natural area and follow the route of SW Trail 3 through Gabriel Park and Woods Park and heading back via Multnomah Village and Hillsdale.  The walk is about 6 miles long with 360 feet elevation gain. Continue reading

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