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 – June 7 – Raz Baack crossing

June 7th 2018 Work Party

  • Project: Brushing, weeding, edge & fill at steps
  • Trail: Raz Baack
  • Meeting location:
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Website manager needed for SW Trails

SW Trails is looking for a website manager. We have a 20 or so page WordPress site that would require about 1-2 hours a week in posting, designing, arranging, etc.  This could be a good resume opportunity or just a way to help our organization.  Please contact Doug Rogers or Dave Manville if interest or you would like more information.

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SW Trails meeting agenda May 24

Our next SW Trails meeting will be this Thursday May 24th from 7pm until 8:30 in the Watershed Bldg at 6388 SW Capital Hwy. At this months meeting we will have a presentation on the newest version of the PBOT Safe Routes to School plans.  Come on out and join us this Thursday. Continue reading

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Calendar for Trail Maintenance Activities SW TRAILS 2018-2019

Below is a proposed schedule of events for trail maintenance activities in natural areas in SW Portland.  This proposed schedule takes into account optimal times for removing leaf litter and other organics, optimal times for gravelling, appropriate times to brush trail. Continue reading

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SW Trails June 9 Hike

The June 9th walk will be led by Rick Kappler.

We will walk on the Fanno Creek Trail.  We will start our walk by carpooling to Montclair School.  Continue reading

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Work Party – May 3 – Albert Kelly Park

SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party for May 3rd 2018 will be at Albert Kelly Park in the Bridlemile Neighborhood from 9AM until Noon. We will meet on West (downhill) side of the park on SW Mitchell Street and will be constructing new gravel trail extending the work done when the daylighting project was finished this last summer. Continue reading

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Safer Trail Grand Opening – May 12

Saturday May 12, 11:30 AM  at SW 25th and Bertha

The stairs and trail crossing Fanno Creek, completing the Safe Route to Schools from Stephens Creek Crossing via 25th to Robert Gray school. Continue reading

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Work Party – May 6 – SW 25th & SW Bertha – at new steps

SW 25th and SW Bertha Clean Up – May 6 – 1pm to 4 pm
We will be having a Grand Opening Party for the steps we installed late last fall on May 12th. This work party on May 6 will work on removing blackberries, some ivy, decommissioning the old trails we no longer use and generally cleaning up the site.

Bring clippers,black berry tools, weed puller, pruning saw, other tools you think would be useful. We may be moving some of the remaining gravel to get it cleared out. We may also be moving some older ground up wood to place along the trail. Buckets will be provided.

Attire should be sturdy shoes,gloves, work cloths, and Spring layers. Also toss in some rain gear just in case. We look forward to seeing you out on this work party.

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Work Party – April 28 – Wilson HS cleanup

Wilson Trail 3 Clean Up April 28 9 to 12 lunch provided.
We will be working along the Trail 3 route along the north side of the Wilson Parking Lot to continue improving the site we have been tending for 12 years. Tasks include pulling weeks, hoeing out grass, spreading some bark, pulling some ivy and pruning back the brush and generally improving this far corner of the Wilson Campus. Lunch provided at noon. Sometimes we also get a T shirt!

Bring clippers, hoe, weed puller, pruning saw, other tools you think would be useful.

Attire should be sturdy shoes,gloves, work cloths, and Spring layers. Also toss in some rain gear just in case. We look forward to seeing you out on this work party.

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SW Trails meeting – Thursday April 26

Our next SW Trails meeting will be this Thursday April 26th from 7pm until 8:30 in the Watershed Bldg at 6388 SW Capital Hwy. At this months meeting a neighborhood matching grant program will be introduced and discussed and there will be many status updates on our various projects. Plus we will be putting in place final plans for the celebration of completion of SW 25th and Bertha Safe Route to School path. Come on out and join us this Thursday. Continue reading

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