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A recent work party at April Hill Park. Thank you volunteers!
We advocate for more sidewalks! And we walk our talk. This is SW Scholls Ferry Road, south of Patton Road. The scene of our latest monthly hike, to assess the reality of walking in SW Portland.
Sunny skies brought more than 50 walkers out on Thanksgiving Day to enjoy community with SWTrails. Many discovered the hidden Fulton Park section of old Portland. Coffee, tea, and scones were served at the stop in George Himes Park. Thanks … Continue reading
SWTrails needs a hiking coordinator to: publicize our monthly hikes, help ensure that hike leaders have the information they need to prepare routes and maps, encourage SWTrails members and fellow hikers to lead a hike, and help hike leaders with … Continue reading
SWTrails and the Portland Parks Department collaborate on the first Thursday of each month to do maintenance on some of the trails in our southwest area. We’re always happy when new volunteers show up: October’s work party near Council Crest … Continue reading
The Foley Balmer Bridge (in the Foley Balmer Natural Area, accessed at SW 18th Pl and SW Collins Ct or up on SW Lancaster Road) and the Owl Creek Bridge (best accessed from SW 18th Pl and Marshall Park—with a … Continue reading
SWTrails introduces a mobile application that lets you follow your favorite trails on a mobile device. As part of our GIS mapping initiative, SWTrails is happy to announce a mobile mapping option for SWTrail Routes! Searchable maps that include markup … Continue reading
Already taking safety, walking and trail connectivity seriously……