SWTrails Monthly Meeting–via Zoom

Please join SWTrails for our monthly meeting Thursday, August 27, 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, 8/26, for sign-in information. Thank you for your patience regarding this extra step!

AGENDA for meeting — click here for the August 27th SW Trails meeting AGENDA

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Hike #22: Hike the Hoyt

Our 22nd hike takes us north of Sunset Hwy for a tour of Washington Park.  Read on for more details:

Name:  Hike the Hoyt
Neighborhood: Arlington Heights
Distance: 4.47 miles
Elevation Change:  461 ft
Start/End Location: Hoyt Arboretum (4000 SW Fairview blvd)
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Hike #21: Rieke to Burlingame Park

Our 21st route explores explores three features with significance to our organization:
1) The very first steps built by SWT (Canby steps)
2) A pedestrian-only R/W named after our founder (the “Raz-Baack Crossing”)
3) Our next big improvement projects (19th Ave R/W)

Name:  Rieke School to Burlingame Park
Neighborhood: Hillsdale/South Burlingame
Distance: 2.83 miles
Elevation Change: 266 ft
Start/End Location: Reike Elementary School
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Trail 5 Closed at Lewis and Clark College

In accordance with guidelines set out by the Oregon Health Authority, trail 5 is closed until further notice where it leads onto Lewis & Clark campus east of Boones Ferry Road/Terwilliger Boulevard.   The asphalted bike path east of this intersection remains open.  See the following map for a suggested alternative route.

Length of detour:
1.3 miles to Macadam Ave + 0.5 miles to eastern terminus of Trail 5, a total of 1.8 miles, compared to 1.5 miles for the closed section of Trail 5. Continue reading

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Hike #20: Garden Home to Fanno Creek

 

Name:  Garden Home to Fanno Creek
Neighborhood: Portland Heights
Distance:  5.26 miles
Elevation Change: 127 ft
Start/End Location: Garden Home Shopping Center
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Hike #19: Marquam Park to Council Crest

Our nineteenth self-led-hike was brought to us by our partners at “Friends of Marquam Nature Park”.  This hike will take you to Portland’s highest point with spectacular views of the city skyline with Cascade mountain peaks as a backdrop. Read on for more details.

Name:  Marquam Park to Council Crest
Neighborhood: Homestead
Distance: 3.29 miles
Elevation Change: 773 ft
Start/End Location: Marquam Shelter
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Hike # 18: Hamilton Park to Hewitt

This hike has a lot of turns in and around residential streets and unique cut-throughs.  Stay with it to see the matchless beauty of the West Slope Neighborhood.

Name: Hamilton Park to Hewitt
Neighborhood: West Slope
Distance: 3.72 miles
Elevation Change: 322 ft
Start/End Location: Hamilton Park (45th and Hamilton St)
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SWTrails Monthly Meeting Thursday, July 23, via Zoom

Please join SWTrails for our monthly meeting Thursday, July 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, 7/22, for sign-in information. Thank you for your patience regarding this extra step!

SWTrails Monthly Meeting July 23, 2020 Agenda

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Hike #17: John’s Landing Berry Loop

We’re doing something a little different this week.  In addition to exploring hidden pathways and unique neighborhood streets, we are going to tell you where to find delicious fresh blackberries!  This post is published at just about the right time for peak ripeness.  So, grab your favorite fruit bucket and read on for details.

Name: John’s Landing Berry Loop
Neighborhood: Hillsdale/S. Portland
Distance: 3.72 Miles
Elevation Change: 359 ft
Start/End Location: George Himes Park
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Hike #16: Ainsworth Loop West

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 done independently.

Name: Ainsworth Loop West
Neighborhood: Southwest Hills
Distance: 2.55 Miles
Elevation Change: 207 ft
Start/End Location: Ainsworth Elementary School
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