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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Progress – SW 25th trail steps

The SW 25th trail needs steps for the climb to SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.  SW Trails has been making progress as the following pictures show. Continue reading

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December 9 SW Trails Hike

The December walk will be led by Sharon Fekety. From Wilson High School, we will walk to Terwilliger Blvd. where we will go north until we reach the Marquam Trail where we will turn left and go up to the Flicker Trail and Warbler Trail which takes us up to Fairmont Blvd. Continue reading

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SW Trails Agenda for November 16th

Our next SW Trails meeting is Thursday November 16th at 7pm until 8:30 in the Watershed Bldg at 6388 SW Capital Hwy. This meeting is moved a bit earlier in the month to make way for the fast approaching Thanksgiving. Continue reading

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Bridlemile trail taken on SWTrails monthly walk

On the November monthly SWTrails hike, the walkers took a dodgy-looking trail in the Bridlemile neighborhood south from SW Downsview Terrace through a gully.  This trail is not marked as being a public right-of-way on any map, so we thought we might be trespassing on private property.  Continue reading

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Success! April Hill Park Trail

April Hill Park work party of November 2017

SWTrails work party built a trail in April Hill park connecting the playground and the boardwalk through the natural area. The trail is 300 feet long, 30 inches wide and 3 inches deep.

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Work Party Friday Nov. 10th April Hill Park

Friday Nov. 10th  9AM to NOON  April Hill Park

SW Trails is having a work party over at April Hill Park on Friday Nov 10th from 9am to Noon to finish up the last 100 feet of our path into the Natural Area. Parks Lands Stewardship folks will bring over the gravel we need and a few tools and they have lined out the work to be done. On our regular work party Nov 2nd we got 200 feet completed but ran out of gravel, time, and energy before we finished the route.

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Update – SW 45th pedestrian access

SW 45th has been closed just north of the Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. See SW 45th Pedestrian Detour. 

On Monday, November, 6th, people will be allowed to cross the new Fanno Creek culvert on foot or bike on SW 45th Ave by BH Highway and Trail # 1 during non-work hours.

The road won’t be open to driving cars or riding motorcycles until the day before thanksgiving, the 22nd.

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SWIM – SW in Motion – documents

Southwest In Motion, SWIM,  reports linked here present a high-level summary of demographic attributes of southwest, the active transportation networks and facilities today, and offer an overview of the plans and policies governing our study area.

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Progress – SW 25th & Bertha

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Success on Capitol Highway project

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