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 Monthly Walk Saturday, December 8

The December walk will be led by Greg Thiel.  We will start at Wilson High School parking lot, take SW Trails # 3 along SW Burlingame/SW Burlingame Terrace to Terwilliger, then at Nebraska continue on the Iowa trail through the woods, going under Barbur Blvd and I-5 to the Corbett area.  Then we’ll continue on streets to Willamette Park for a restroom break.  Then hike south in the park to SW Trails #4. Continue reading

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“Stroll & Coffee” Walk Saturday, November 17

SWT PDX Offers New Walking Option!

Southwest Trails will now be scheduling a monthly “Stroll and Coffee” walk in addition to its current monthly hike. The “Stroll and Coffee” walk is designed to offer a walking opportunity that is shorter than our traditional hike and ends with a stop for coffee and socializing if you desire. Hopefully this will offer a time to walk with your neighbors to a wider range of our community.

Our first stroll will be the Terwilliger Loop Walk (pictured below) on Saturday, Nov. 17. We will meet at 9am in the parking lot of Wilson High School near the food trucks (the same location for our longer hikes). Hope to see you there.

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Terwilliger Loop Walk (1.94 miles)

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November 10 SW Trails Hike

Nov 10 SW Trails Hike Arboretum

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SW Trails Monthly Meeting Thursday, November 15, 7-8:30 pm

We meet in the Watershed apartment building in Hillsdale, 6388 SW Capitol Hwy. (parking is available in the shopping center across the street) in their community conference room on the main floor next to the central outdoor courtyard next to SW Bertha Ct. (enter directly from the courtyard).  Everyone is WELCOME! Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Walk, November 22 at 9 am

Meet at the food carts outside Wilson High School at 9 am–we’ll be walking in the footsteps of Robert Gray Middle School students, for a better understanding of safe routes to this school. We’ll have coffee, tea and scones at the mid-point of the walk (Robert Gray). Come join us!

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November Work Party!

October Work Party

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PBOT’s SW in Motion (SWIM) Meeting Thursday, November 29

 

Southwest In Motion (SWIM)

 

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SW Trails Monthly Work Party Thursday, November 1

SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party for November 1st 2018 will be at Council Crest from 9am until Noon.  We will meet at the circle drive, look for the white Parks pick-up. Parking is a bit limited up on Council Crest at times so carpool if you can. Activities for this work party will include cleaning up the trails, brushing, tread work, culvert cleaning, leaf raking, and some hinge cutting.  Continue reading

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PBOT releases results of E-Scooter User Survey

Survey of nearly 75,000 scooter users is first major part on PBOT’s ongoing evaluation of Portland’s 120 day e-scooter pilot. 

Results provide a wealth of information about how people use the new transportation option.

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SW Trails Monthly Meeting Thursday, October 25, 7:00-8:30 pm

Our next SW Trails Board and Community meeting will be this Thursday, October 25th, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  We meet in the Watershed apartment building in Hillsdale, 6388 SW Capitol Hwy. (parking is available in the shopping center across the street) in their community conference room. It’s on the main floor next to the central outdoor courtyard next to SW Bertha Ct. Please enter directly from the courtyard.  Everyone is welcome! Continue reading

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