Author Archives: Brian Brady

Hike #6: Multnomah Village to Woods Park

The sixth hike in our Self-Led hiking series will take you from Multnomah Village to the Woods Park natural area.  On a sunny day, this could be a great chance to eat some quality ice cream, while hiking in nature. … Continue reading

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Hike #5: Hideaway to Pendleton Park

The fifth hike in our Self-Led hiking series is nearly 8 miles long, but mostly flat. The gates to access Montclair Elementary School are now open.  Read on for more details: Name: Hideaway to Pendleton Park (Raleigh Swim Center) Neighborhood: … Continue reading

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Hike #4: Barbur TC to Marshall Park

The fourth hike in our Self-Led hiking series will make you feel like you have left the city.  Read on for more details. Name: Barbur Transit Center to Marshall Park Neighborhood: West Portland Park, Marshall Park Distance: 4.78 Miles Elevation … Continue reading

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Hike #3: Boones Ferry to Lesser Park

The third route in our Self-Led hiking series is a challenging, yet beautiful loop through the southernmost parts of SW Portland.  Read on for more details. Hike 3: Boones Ferry Road to Lesser Park Name: Boones Ferry Road to Lesser … Continue reading

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Hike #2: Terwilliger Loop

The second in our Self-Led hiking series is a beautiful loop along Terwilliger Blvd that starts and ends at the Wilson food carts (which are still open for business).  Read on for more details: Name: Expanded Terwilliger Loop Neighborhood: Hillsdale … Continue reading

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Hike #1: Gabriel Park to Oleson Road

The first hike in our Self-Led Hikes series begins and ends at Gabriel Park.  Read on for details: Name: Gabriel Park to Oleson Road and SWTrail #3 return Neighborhood: Maplewood Distance: 5.2 Miles Elevation Change: 200 ft Start/End Location: SW … Continue reading

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Introducing Self-Led Hikes

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 … Continue reading

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Portion of Trail 4 closed starting in April

This spring, the Oregon Department of Transportation will begin maintenance on the SW Terwilliger Boulevard and SW Bertha Boulevard on-ramps to I-5 north. They are improving the weight capacity of the bridges by reinforcing beam connections. This work will cause … Continue reading

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Drivers Are Killing Pedestrians and Bicyclists at an Increasing Rate

Over 36,600 people died on US roadways in 2018 (the last year data is available), a decrease of 2.4 percent from 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled also decreased … Continue reading

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