SWTrails PDX

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SWTrails-PDX 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 safe walking/biking in southwest Portland.

In response to COVID-19, we’ve developed over 30 Self-Led Hikes for you to enjoy with your family and “pod” members.

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October Board Meeting

October 28 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting.  To join the meeting online via Zoom, please click HERE

Meeting ID: 858 8947 5660
Passcode: 217514
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SWTrails 3rd Saturday Walk October16

Start Time:  9am (please arrive around 8:45 so we can start on time)
Start Location: Parking area behind the Hillsdale Food Trucks
Name:   George Himes Park Loop
Neighborhood: Hillsdale
Distance: 2.3 Miles
Elevation Change: 122 ft. 

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2nd Saturday Hike October 9

Join us for SW Trails October Hike
Meet at: Robert Gray School 5505 SW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97239
at 8:45 for 9am hike departure

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Our Work Continues…

Don Baack, founder of SWTrails PDX, recently wrote an opinion article in BikePortland:

Keep Moving Forward on the Red Electric Trail

In it he writes, “Our next goal is to see the completion of the The Red Electric Trail, a six mile-long proposed trail along the route of the old Red Electric Southern Pacific Railroad line. When completed it will provide a family-friendly walking and biking connection from downtown Portland and the Willamette River to Garden Home.”

As work on the much-awaited Red Electric Bridge begins, it brings to mind other areas along the Red Electric Trail that deserve our focus.  Click on the logo below to read Don’s thoughts on where further work needs to happen.

                                                           (Photo Lisa Caballero/BikePortland)

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Eena (Beaver) Festival

 

 

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STEPtember Walk- SW Portland with Commissioner Meieran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Release:

Join me for coffee and a walk so I can hear your thoughts, concerns, and questions directly from you! We are partnering with SW Trails, a community group in District 1 that promotes wellness and supports safe walking and biking in SW Portland, on a walk through our neighborhoods! Continue reading

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September Board Meeting

September 23 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting.  To join the meeting online via Zoom, please click HERE

Meeting ID: 858 8947 5660
Passcode: 217514

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3rd Saturday Walk/Stroll, Sept 18, 9am

September 18, 2021, meet at 8:45am, leave at 9am
Meet at the Back Side of Ida B. Wells High School

Title:  A Park, Hillsdale Park Loop
Length:  2.95 miles
Elevation change:  293 ft.

Join us as we explore the neighborhood surrounding Stephens Creek Natural Area, walk along SWTrail #3 past the Frisbee Golf Course, down to A Park, up to Hillsdale City Park, and then circle back to where we started. There are a few steep stairs, so bring walking sticks if you need them.

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Trail 5 Through Lewis and Clark Now Open

The section of Trail 5 going through the campus of Lewis and Clark College that was closed due to the pandemic is once again open.  Walkers no longer need to use our detour posted in August, 2020.

Get out and enjoy!

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Work Party at Ida B. Wells High School, August 28

Time:  9-12am

Join us for our regularly scheduled clean-up on Trail 3 alongside Wells High School’s northern edge near the food trucks and bleachers. Bring gloves, hedge trimmers, pruners, and clippers. A chainsaw may be useful to attack some of the larger growth.

Pizza will be provided for lunch.

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