Hike #8: Hillsdale City Parks

The eighth in our self-led hiking series is a great overview of Hillsdale.  Read on for more details:

Name: Hillsdale City Parks
Neighborhood: Hillsdale
Distance: 2.77 Mi
Elevation Change: 271 Ft
Start/End: Wilson HS Food Carts
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Hike #7: South Portland Loop

In honor of Portland’s newly minted ‘sixth quadrant’, our self-led hike this week will explore South Portland.

Name: South Portland Loop
Neighborhood: South Portland, Portland Downtown
Distance: 3.39 Miles
Elevation Change: 154 ft
Start/End Location: Corner of SW Kelly Ave, and SW Curry St
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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.

Name:  Multnomah Village to Woods Park
Neighborhood: Multnomah Village, Ash Creek
Distance: 3.8 miles 
Elevation Change: 216 feet
Start/End Location: Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Hwy)
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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: Maplewood, Raleigh Hills, West Slope and Hayhurst
Distance: 7.55 Miles
Elevation Change: 156 ft
Start/End Location: Hideaway Park (6650 SW Oleson Rd)
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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 Change: 342 ft
Start/End Location: Barbur Transit Center (9750 SW Barbur Blvd)
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SWTrails Monthly Meeting Thursday, April 23

Please join SWTrails for our monthly meeting Thursday, April 23, from 7:00-8:30 pm. As usual, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our meeting. However, due to the current coronavirus shutdown, we will be gathering virtually, via Zoom. If you would like to join us, please contact Debbie Small at dsmallster@gmail.com before Wednesday evening for sign-in information. Thank you for your patience regarding this extra step!

SWTrails Monthly Meeting April 23, 2020 Agenda

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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 Park
Neighborhood: Far Southwest in Portland, Mountain Park in Lake Oswego
Distance: 4.71 Miles
Elevation Change: 557 ft
Start/End Location: New Seasons Market in Oswego Town Square Shopping Center
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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
Distance: 2.92 Mi
Elevation Change: 226 Ft
Start/End: Wilson HS Food Carts
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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 Community Center (Gabriel Park)
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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 benefit people at all phases of human life.  Current research is exploring dosage and even planning principles for exposure to nature that can enhance health.  During the quarantine, instead of binge watching your favorite shows, we recommend getting outside!

In the coming weeks, SWTrails will share routes that our guided hikes would have followed so you can still enjoy a hike, but without the group.  Please remember to do your part to slow the spread of the virus by keeping a safe distance from your hiking buddies.* Continue reading

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