Category Archives: Walks

Guided walks in Southwest Portland Oregon

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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SWTrails Stroll & Coffee Saturday, April 20

SWTrails next Stroll and Coffee is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at 9 am.  We will meet at Wilson High School near the food trucks.  Lee Buhler will lead the walk along Terwilliger Blvd. and down Hamilton St. to his … Continue reading

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March 9 Walk–Snow, Sun & 22 Winter Hikers

SW Trails March 9th Walk was sunny and a bit chilly. It was beautiful walking the Parks and trails in Ashcreek, Crestwood and Maplewood Neighborhoods with snow on the ground, but not on the trail. Here are the 22 walkers … Continue reading

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SWTrails Stroll & Coffee Saturday, March 16

Please join Southwest Trails on Saturday March 16, for its monthly “Stroll and Coffee” walk. The “Stroll and Coffee” walk is designed to offer a walking opportunity that is shorter than our traditional hike and ends with a stop for … Continue reading

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SWTrails Stroll & Coffee Saturday, March 16

SWT PDX Stroll and Coffee Please join Southwest Trails on Saturday March 16, for its monthly “Stroll and Coffee” walk. The “Stroll and Coffee” walk is designed to offer a walking opportunity that is shorter than our traditional hike and … Continue reading

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