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 – Wilson High – Sat April 22

SW Trails will have a work party to continue our efforts to improve the trail along the north side of the Wilson HS parking lot and improve the plantings area we have been tending for several years. Time – Saturday April 22, 9am to noon. Continue reading

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SW Trails hike May 13, 2017

The May walk, which was postponed because of ice in January, will be led by Sharon Fekety. From Wilson High School we will walk down the Iowa Trail to SW Corbett St. where we’ll go north to cross Barbur Blvd. on Hamilton St. to intersect SW Terwilliger. (restrooms). Then we will cross onto the Marquam Trail to the Flicker Trail and Warbler Trail which takes us up to Fairmont Blvd. After turning left on Fairmont, we’ll work our way back to Wilson High School on Hessler which turns into the Northwood Trail. After turning left on SW Westwood, we’ll take trail 6, turning right on DeWitt to return to Wilson High School. The walk is 6 miles with 1100 feet elevation gain. Continue reading

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Seen on April 2017 walk in Tryon Creek Park

On the April 2017 SW Trails hike we crossed the Tom Riley in Tyron Creek Park.

On the April 2017 SW Trails hike through Tryon Creek we crossed the Tom Riley bridge as well as several logs that had fallen over the trail.

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March 2017 SW Trails Meeting Minutes

March 30, 2017

The Watershed Building in Hillsdale
6388 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland OR 97239
DRAFT Continue reading

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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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