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 Thursday Oct 26

Our next SW Trails meeting is Thursday October 26th at 7pm until 8:30 in the Watershed Bldg at 6388 SW Capital Hwy. This meeting will be highlighted by a presentation from Nick Falbo from PBOT who is heading up the SWIM project (SWIM is SouthWest In Motion) an active transportation (walking and biking) improvement and prioritizing project which got underway in September. Continue reading

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Approved August 2016 Minutes

SW Trails PDX
Monthly Meeting Minutes

August 24, 2017

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Trail #6 getting an upgrade at Taylors Ferry

Trail #6 goes along SW 19th to cross SW Taylors Ferry. Up til now this has been a very rough foot trail. The city is building structures that should separate the  storm water and the Trail thread in the future. The storm water will be handled better and walkers should have a better chance of not turning their ankles in an eroded trail! Continue reading

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SW Capitol Highway Work Party Oct 28

Portland is scheduled to fix up SW Capitol Highway between Multnomah Village and SW Barbur.   However this work will not be started for another couple of years.  As a temporary fix until this work is done, SW Trails along with some neighbors will be making the path along the road easier to walk on.  Come join us for this work party on Saturday October 28, from 1pm to 5pm. Continue reading

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SW Trails Walk for Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

The Saturday, Nov. 11 walk will be led by Mark Turner. The walk will start at Wilson High School and go west passing through Hillsdale Park and Albert Kelly Park to Hamilton Park and the Bridlemile neighborhood before returning to Hillsdale. Continue reading

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Fall colors seen on SW Trails walk

Fall Colors

Our October SW Trails Urban Hike was though a city decorated with the bright reds and oranges of the trees and the blue of the sky.

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Trail near Robert Gray Middle School (finally) receives funding

SW Trails has been an advocate for the trail for Safe Routes To School project along the SW 25th right of way between SW Bertha and SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.  The City has finally granted SW Trails the money to build stairs on this trail.  The Southwest Community Connection newspaper has the story.

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SW 45th Ave Pedestrian Detour

SW 45th Ave is closed while the city is replacing a culvert. It is scheduled to reopen on October 31.  Pedestrians can get around this barrier on a detour. Continue reading

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Stormwater Stars Open House Nov 4

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1-3pm,  Hillsdale Library

Free. All are welcome! We will start in the library with refreshments and learning about best practices for reducing stormwater runoff, conserving soil, installing native plants, and mitigating damage from stormwater. Continue reading

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Work Party Oct 4 – Gabriel Park

SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party on October 5th will be at Gabriel Park from 9AM to Noon. Continue reading

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