SWTrails PDX

SWTrails is a community group that 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. Working with city, county and state planners to develop safe pedestrian routes.
  4. Advocating for walking/biking.

In Response to COVID-19, We’re Introducing Self-Led Hikes
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SWTrails Monthly Meeting Thursday, September 24, via Zoom

Please join SWTrails for our monthly meeting Thursday, September 24, from 7:00-8:30 pm. As usual, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting. However, due to the current coronavirus shutdown, we will be gathering virtually, via Zoom. If you would like to join us, please contact Debbie Small at dsmallster@gmail.com before Wednesday evening, 9/23, for sign-in information. Thank you for your patience regarding this extra step!

SWTrails Monthly Meeting Agenda

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Hike #25: Tryon Creek Loop

No trip to  SW Portland is complete without exploring Tryon Creek State Park.  This loop covers much of the beloved park, and gives suggestions for more exploration.  We are going to cut back publishing our self-led-hikes to once per month throughout the winter months. Read on for more details:

Name:  Tryon Creek Loop
Neighborhood: Unincorporated
Distance: 4.71 miles
Difficulty: Medium
Elevation Change: 244 ft
Start/End Location: Tryon Creek Nature Center
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Hike #24: South Waterfront to OHSU

Name:  South Waterfront to OHSU
Neighborhood: South Portland, Homestead
Distance: 4.93 miles
Difficulty: Medium
Elevation Change:  468 ft
Start/End Location: OHSU Center for Health and Healing
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Hike 23: Robert Gray School to Gabriel Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:  Robert Gray School to Gabriel Park
Neighborhood: Multnomah, Hillsdale, Bridlemile, Hayhurst
Distance: 4.77 miles
Elevation Change: 359 ft
Start/End Location: Robert Gray Middle School
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SWTrails Monthly Meeting–via Zoom

Please join SWTrails for our monthly meeting Thursday, August 27, from 7:00-8:30 pm. As usual, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting. However, due to the current coronavirus shutdown, we will be gathering virtually, via Zoom. If you would like to join us, please contact Debbie Small at dsmallster@gmail.com before Wednesday evening, 8/26, for sign-in information. Thank you for your patience regarding this extra step!

AGENDA for meeting — click here for the August 27th SW Trails meeting AGENDA

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Hike #22: Hike the Hoyt

Our 22nd hike takes us north of Sunset Hwy for a tour of Washington Park.  Read on for more details:

Name:  Hike the Hoyt
Neighborhood: Arlington Heights
Distance: 4.47 miles
Elevation Change:  461 ft
Start/End Location: Hoyt Arboretum (4000 SW Fairview blvd)
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Hike #21: Rieke to Burlingame Park

Our 21st route explores explores three features with significance to our organization:
1) The very first steps built by SWT (Canby steps)
2) A pedestrian-only R/W named after our founder (the “Raz-Baack Crossing”)
3) Our next big improvement projects (19th Ave R/W)

Name:  Rieke School to Burlingame Park
Neighborhood: Hillsdale/South Burlingame
Distance: 2.83 miles
Elevation Change: 266 ft
Start/End Location: Reike Elementary School
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Trail 5 Closed at Lewis and Clark College

In accordance with guidelines set out by the Oregon Health Authority, trail 5 is closed until further notice where it leads onto Lewis & Clark campus east of Boones Ferry Road/Terwilliger Boulevard.   The asphalted bike path east of this intersection remains open.  See the following map for a suggested alternative route.

Length of detour:
1.3 miles to Macadam Ave + 0.5 miles to eastern terminus of Trail 5, a total of 1.8 miles, compared to 1.5 miles for the closed section of Trail 5. Continue reading

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Hike #20: Garden Home to Fanno Creek

 

Name:  Garden Home to Fanno Creek
Neighborhood: Portland Heights
Distance:  5.26 miles
Elevation Change: 127 ft
Start/End Location: Garden Home Shopping Center
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Hike #19: Marquam Park to Council Crest

Our nineteenth self-led-hike was brought to us by our partners at “Friends of Marquam Nature Park”.  This hike will take you to Portland’s highest point with spectacular views of the city skyline with Cascade mountain peaks as a backdrop. Read on for more details.

Name:  Marquam Park to Council Crest
Neighborhood: Homestead
Distance: 3.29 miles
Elevation Change: 773 ft
Start/End Location: Marquam Shelter
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