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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Thanksgiving Day Scone Walk

Join the SW Community for the Annual Hillsdale Thanksgiving Day Walk! A 25-year Hillsdale tradition and a great way to start your Thanksgiving Day festivities. d Continue reading

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November Board Meeting

November 18 @ 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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2nd Saturday Hike – November 13

Join SWTrails for our 2nd Saturday hike.  Meet at Garden Home Park, 8020 SW 83rd Ave Portland, OR 97223  at 8:45 for 9am hike departure.

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Please take our SURVEY

Hike Protocol Survey

Please help us by taking a short SURVEY about our organized monthly walks and hikes even if you’ve not joined us on our hikes.  We need everyone’s thoughts so we can better serve our community.

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SWTrails 3rd Saturday Walk November 20

Start Time:                 9am (please arrive around 8:45 so we can start on time)
Start Location:          Parking area behind the Hillsdale Food Trucks
Name:                         Multnomah Village-A Park Loop
Neighborhood:          Hillsdale-Multnomah
Distance:                   3.5 Miles
Elevation Change:    350 ft.

Start Time:  9am (please arrive around 8:45 so we can start on time) 
Start Location: Parking area behind the Hillsdale Food Trucks 
Name:  Multnomah Village-A Park Loop 
Neighborhood: Hillsdale-Multnomah 
Distance: 3.5 Miles 
Elevation Change: 350 ft. 

Come on out and join SW Trails on Saturday Nov. 20 at 9am, for its monthly 3rd Saturday Walk. The 3rd Saturday Walk is designed to offer a shorter and slower-paced walking opportunity. 

 We will walk through the SW Texas St. Wetlands to A Park, then head to the Multnomah Arts center through the Multnomah neighborhood as we return to our starting point. There is one short section on our walk where walking sticks might help if you need them. 

 Because COVID infection numbers are still high, we would like our walkers to be vaccinated, and comply with current State recommendations to maintain the recommended social distance between other walkers who are not part of your family or personal pod. Be prepared to mask up for our beginning group talk and if social distancing is impossible while walking.   

Bring a snack, water, good footwear, sunglasses and dress for the weather. Note that smoking on our walks is not permitted for health reasons. Kids and well-behaved pets are welcome. 

 Hope to see you there.  

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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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