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 meeting March 30 2017

Our next SW Trails meeting will be March 30th 7PM at the Watershed Building in Hillsdale, enter between the buildings at 6388 SW Capital Highway. We will be finishing up work on our annual budget, bylaws review, and working on project updates and plans for the year.

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Transportation Open House with Commissioner Saltzman

Fixing Our Streets: Southwest Portland Transportation Open House

Thursday, March 23 | 6 PM – 8 PM

Commissioner Dan Saltzman + PBOT Director Leah Treat will speak at 6:15 PM

Dinner + family friendly activities provided; interpreter services available upon request  

Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon 97219 Continue reading

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Town Halls with Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Monday, March 20, 6pm – 7:30pm,
Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium, 7688 SW Capitol Highway

It’s time to decide how to spend the remaining $20 million for the second phase of park improvements! The city has $1.26 million to spend on trails and bridges. Here is how Portland Parks & Recreation is currently thinking of spending this money. Attend the meeting to tell Commissioner Fritz which projects you think are worthwhile. Continue reading

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March Walk to April Hill Natural Area

SW Trails Mar11th Walk route to April Hill Natural Area

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Trail skills workshop – April 8

The Lands Stewardship group from Portland Parks and Recreation is giving a “Trail Skills Workshop” on Saturday April 8 from 9am to 3pm.  This will be up at the Hoyt Arboretum. We will meet in the Visitor Center Library and then go on out onto the trail for some hands on trail skill building. This workshop will be lead by Portland Parks and Recreation Lands Stewardship Soft Surface Trails Team headed by Jill Van Winkle. People who want to volunteer for trail building work parties are encouraged to attend. Continue reading

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April 15 SW Trails walk in Tryon Creek Park

SW Urban Trails Walk

Saturday, April 15th, 9:00 am– Note that April 15 is the 3rd Saturday of the month.  This is an exception – next month we will return to our the 2nd Saturday of the month schedule.

The April  walk will be led by Mark Turner.  We will start by car pooling to the SW 4th Avenue Entrance to Tryon Creek Park. Continue reading

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Map of SW Trails

SW Trails map

Trails of SW Trails

Map of SW Trails in Google/Maps

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Work Party March 2 Dickinson

SW Trails regular monthly first Thursday Work Party with Portland Parks on March 2nd will at Dickinson City Park starting at 9AM and going until Noon

* Project: Tread reconstruction.
* Trail: Dickinson Park, SWT #5
* Meeting location: SW 55th and SW Alfred Ct.

Continue reading

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Revised Bylaws to be voted on March 30

March 30th Thursday at 7PM for 1.5 hrs at the Watershed location.

Hi Board, after meeting a few times, our (appointed from Jan Membership Meeting) bylaws group, Doug, Debbie, Michael finished up a review and proposed revision of the bylaws (see attached). Continue reading

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Work party – Feb 25 – Maricara

Work party at Maricara Natural Area on Saturday Feb 25, 2017 from 9am to noon.

Link to Google Maps –> https://goo.gl/maps/wP6tc9mUgrD2



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