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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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

Agenda

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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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Phil Pennington – a founder of SW Trails

Phil Pennington was one of the founders (along with Don Baack) of SW Trails.  You can read about Phil’s life in this news article.  Phil died in 2009, but his website, Explore PDX, that showcases his interest in SW Trails as well as his many other interests lives on.

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4T Trail badges available

4t-trail-badge

4T Trail badge

You can order a 4T Trail badge by sending a check for $6 to

Don Baack
6495 SW Burlingame Pl
Portland, Or. 97239
503-246-2088 baack@q.com

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Volunteer for the trail count

National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

Volunteers are needed to take a census of people using some of Portland’s great trails, bridges, and transit routes. We’ll be counting people walking, rolling, scooting, and skating during the week of September 13-18 – come join us! Contact Taylor Sutton, taylor.sutton@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-4533, to get involved. Continue reading

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How trails get built – Gabriel Park

Breaking trail

Trail building in Gabriel Park

 

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Work party Gabriel Park Sept 1

Monthly Work Party
Thursday Sept 1st, 9AM to Noon
Gabriel Park Community Gardens

SW Trails regular monthly first Thursday Work Party for Thursday September 1st will at Gabriel Park.   Continue reading

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Working at Wilson HS – trail 3

Wilson Work party - 1 - Aug 2016

Work party at Wilson High School cleared ivy from hedge and trimmed back the hedge.

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