Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the global shutdown of nearly everything, SWTrails has decided to cancel all of our upcoming events. This shouldn’t stop you from exploring your neighborhood! In fact, studies have shown that brief outdoor walks benefit people at all phases of human life. Current research is exploring dosage and even planning principles for exposure to nature that can enhance health. During the quarantine, instead of binge watching your favorite shows, we recommend getting outside!
In the coming weeks, SWTrails will share routes that our guided hikes would have followed so you can still enjoy a hike, but without the group. Please remember to do your part to slow the spread of the virus by keeping a safe distance from your hiking buddies.*
Starting April 6 and continuing for the next several weeks, we will release new routes traversing in a SW Portland neighborhood. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes and smartphone with the “Explorer for ArcGIS” application installed. Download instructions can be found here. We will present a new route that will explore the best pedestrian-friendly walking routes in SW Portland. These routes are scenic and safe, so get out there and start walking!
Hike 1 Apr 6 – Gabriel Park to Oleson Road
Hike 2 Apr 13 – Terwilliger Loop
Hike 3 Apr 20 – Boones Ferry to Lesser Park
Hike 4 Apr 27 – Barbur TC To Marshall Park
Hike 5 May 3 – Hideaway to Pendleton Park
Hike 6 May 7 – Multnomah Village to Woods Park
Hike 7 May 14 – South Portland Loop
Hike 8 May 19 – Hillsdale City Parks
Hike 9 May 24 – Riverview to Sunstone
Hike 10 May 30 – Hillsdale to Healy Heights
Hike 11 Jun 5 – Marquam Hill Loop
Hike 12 June 12 – Gabriel, Woods and April Hill Park
Hike 13 June 19 – Ainsworth Loop East
Hike 14 June 26 – Jackson M.S. to Lesser Park
Hike 15 July 3 – Smith School to Woods Park
Fresh air and interesting neighborhoods await, and as you enjoy these hikes don’t forget to use hashtag #SWTRAILS to tag your pictures!