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 Texas wetland trail SW 26th to SW 25th

Portland’s Environmental Services is designing a project to expand the Texas Wetland near SW Texas St and 26th Ave. The project, at the headwaters of Stephens Creek, will include a new stream bed, a wetland, and native plantings. The site, which is currently an empty lot, will soon help to clean and filter stormwater runoff before it flows into Stephens Creek. Construction is tentatively expected in Summer, 2018.

SW 25 to SW 26 proposed path

Proposed path east from wetland at bottom of SW Texas. Path will go from SW 26th to SW 25th.

New Connector Trail for Pedestrians
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4T Trail Work Party Thursday Dec 7

SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party for December will be on the 4T Trail where it crosses Fairmount Blvd (see link below) from 9AM to Noon. We will be doing some tread work on the 4T and some winter leaf and brush clean-up. Continue reading

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SW Trails Request for Support for 2018

Dear Friends of SW Trails,

As we head into the holiday season with its gift giving, I hope you will keep in mind the joy and satisfaction you receive from participating in walks and work parties with SW Trails. You not only renew yourself, you also contribute to the larger community.

Your annual membership is the support behind those activities and we hope you will continue your generosity from the basic membership fee of $10 to whatever level you wish to contribute. Continue reading

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Hillsdale Thanksgiving Walk

Thanksgiving Walk

On Thanksgiving morning, 36 people walked together. Here they are learning about the improvements made on SW 25th, including the Bug Hotel.

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SW Corridor Comments and vote opportunity

Metro invites us to comment on the SW Corridor route through our neighborhoods. The following are my personal views on the two routes the MAX Trains could go through our neighborhoods
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Hillsdale Thanksgiving Walk/Stroll

The 20th or so annual Hillsdale Thanksgiving Walk will start at 9 am at the Food Carts at Wilson HS in Hillsdale. We will walk about 3 miles and go up and down some of our low hills but not big hill climbs. Coffee/Tea and hot scones will provided as usual by Karen and Glenn Bridger and served under covered shelter.

This will be a stroll and talk walk you can drop out along the way if you like, Continue reading

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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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