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This simple hike is a companion to Hike # 13 through historic Ainsworth. Both hikes #13, and #16 begin and end at Ainsworth Elementary school. They could be combined into a longer hike that totals just under 5 miles, or … Continue reading
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
A recent work party at April Hill Park. Thank you volunteers!
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
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