Author Archives: Brian Brady

Hike # 29 – Twenty One Miles to welcome 2021

This is our longest hike yet and, since it covers so much of the area we love,  the best.  It is 21 miles in length covering much of SW Portland.  Read on to find out the best way to welcome … Continue reading

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SWTrails PDX encourages you to “Shop Local”

As you make a last push to finish your annual holiday shopping, SWTrails encourages you to Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Independent.  We are a not-for-profit organization, with the aim of improving the community we live in – this includes … Continue reading

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Hike #28: Multnomah Village to Marshall Park

Our December Hike hike offers a chance to work off the turkey and scones you ate during Thanksgiving, and an opportunity to finish your holiday shopping.  Read on for more Details.                 Name:  … Continue reading

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Hike # 27: Thanksgiving Scone Walk

COVID cases are on the rise and we’re being asked to re-enter lockdown, but that doesn’t mean we have to eat poorly!  Our annual Thanksgiving Day hike around the Hillsdale Neighborhood has always included homemade Scones, and this year is … Continue reading

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Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail

See our new webpage dedicated to the planed route of the Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail: Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail Also, see this article published in the Hillsdale Connection: “Completion of Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail Could Become a … Continue reading

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Hike #26: Marquam Park – Central

As the air begins to cool and leaves turn, we will return to Marquam Nature Park for this 4.6 mile loop.                   Name:  Marquam Park Central Neighborhood: Homestead Distance: 4.68 miles Difficulty: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 Map Links:  Mobile* Browser

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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 Map Links:  Mobile* Browser

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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) Map Links:  Mobile* Browser

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