SW Trails urban hike – Aug 12

The Saturday, August 12, walk will be led by Hans Steuch. It will be a counter-clock wise six mile loop with 700 feet elevation gain extending mainly south and east from Stephenson School to which we will carpool. The walk will take us through a bit of Mountain Park, unincorporated Clackamas County, Tryon Creek State Park and Arnold Creek Neighborhood. Continue reading

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Work Party – 4T Trail – Aug 3

• Project: Tread reconstruction, step replacement, and/or switchback rerouting.
• Trail: 4T/Marquam Trail between Hwy 26 and SW Patton Continue reading

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Work Party – Thursday July 6 – 4T Trail

SW Trails regular monthly first Thursday Work Party is on July 6th from 9AM to NOON. We we will be at the 4T Trail between SW Patton and HWY 26. Continue reading

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SW Trails meeting June 29 2017

Agenda for THURSDAY June 29th 2017 7PM Meeting of SW Trails at the Watershed Building 6388 SW Capital Hwy cross street Bertha Blvd.

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of last month minutes
  • Upcoming events
  • Next Month Hike Announcement
  • Next Month Work Party announcement
  • Project status on in process or underway projects
  • Advocates Corner
  • Signs, Treasury, Membership, Social Media, updates
  • Other Developments and Business
  • Announcements
  • Adjourn at 8:30 PM

We had a table at last weeks Metro Barbara Walker Trails Fair and got to tell our story to quite a few visitors, and other government agencies. We heard about other local and regional projects that are very exciting. We will share the news at this month meeting.

Also of note, we have updates on several projects that have gained traction in the last month. Specifically, completion by Don of the process to do step repairs that neighbors have requested and movement on funding the SW 25th & Bertha to BH-HWY SRTS project.

So, stop on over and join us for some lively trails discussion.

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Work Party 4T Trail July 6th 2017

  • Project:  Tread improvements, graveling, brushing/pruning
  • Trail:  4T/Marquam Trail between SW Patton Rd and Hwy 26
  • Meeting location:   In front of the Children’s Museum.  PP&R will provide volunteer parking passes for vehicles parked in Washington Park/Zoo parking lot. Readily accessible via TriMet. We will gather at the Children’s Museum and walk to the trailhead as a group.

Future Work Parties

August 3th 2017 Work Party
• Project: Tread reconstruction, step replacement, and/or switchback rerouting.
• Trail: 4T/Marquam Trail between Hwy 26 and SW Patton
• Meeting location: In front of the Children’s Museum. PP&R will provide volunteer parking passes for vehicles parked in Washington Park/Zoo parking lot. Readily accessible via TriMet. We will gather at the Children’s Museum and walk to the trailhead as a group.

September 7th 2017 Work Party
• Project: Construct trail connection from bike/ped path and playground to natural area
• Trail: April Hill Park trail connection
• Meeting location: April Hill Park, entrance off SW Miles St and 59th Ave.

October 5th 2017 Work Party
• Project: Tread improvements, close social trails
• Trail: SW Trail 3 and connectors, Gabriel Park
• Meeting location: Parking lot off SW Canby

November 2nd 2017 Work Party
• Project: Leaf removal
• Trail: Marshall Park
• Meeting location: Playground entrance at SW 12th Pl.

December 7th 2017 Work Party
• Project: Leaf removal, tread drainage
• Trail: 4T route – trail TBD
• Meeting location: TBD

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SW Trails Walk: Saturday, July 8th

The July walk will be led by Lee Buhler. We will meet at Wilson High School and carpool to the boat ramp parking area at Willamette Park. The walk will be a reverse loop over the Sellwood Bridge, along the bike/ped trail on the east side of the Willamette, crossing the Tillicum Bridge and returning to the park through South Waterfront and Johns Landing on the trail. The walk is 7.5 miles with 220 feet elevation gain on the Tillicum Bridge. And you can turn around at any time if the total walk is too long. Continue reading

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Ten Toe Express – Woods and Dickinson Parks

Woods and Dickinson Parks Loop
Thursday, June 22 •••••  6pm
MEET: Barbur Transit Center, 9750 SW Barbur Blvd, near the intersection with Capitol Highway

Walk from Barbur Transit Center to two of the lesser known wooded parks in SW Portland, and along sections of SW Trails #5 & #7. Continue reading

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Ten Toe Express – Willamette Park – Sellwood Bridge

Willamette Park to New Sellwood Bridge
Thursday, June 8  •••••  6pm
MEET:  Willamette Park, SW Macadam & Nebraska,
south end of the parking near restroom building

Join a walk from Willamette Park along the Greenway to the new bridge and beyond to some interesting access points to the river, like Powers Marine Park. Continue reading

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SW Trails Meeting Minutes May 25, 2017

The Watershed Building in Hillsdale
6388 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland OR 97239

DRAFT

Attendance: Dave Manville, Don Baack, Hans Steuch, Sharon Fekety, Barbara Stedman, Virginia Hendrickson, Debbie Small, Lee Buhler,  Andrea Wall, Glenn Bridger, Michelle Marx, Rob Wilcox, Michael Kisor Continue reading

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SW Trails Minutes April 27, 2017

Attendance: Chris Mays, Debbie Small, Sharon Fekety, Barbara Stedman, Dave Manville, Virginia Hendrickson, Glenn Bridger, Don Baack, Barbara Bowers, Hans Steuch, Doug Rogers, Thomas Wright, Michael Kisor Continue reading

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