Self Led Hikes

In Response to COVID-19, We’re Introducing Self-Led Hikes. 

4T Trail, Marquam Park

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, get outside!

SWTrails will publish routes that our guided hikes would have followed so you can still enjoy a hike, but without the group.  All you need is a good pair of walking shoes and smartphone with the “Explorer for ArcGIS” application installed. Download instructions can be found here.  You can also get information about these routes by visiting our Facebook Page.  All the routes are scenic and safe, so get out there and start walking!

As you enjoy your walks through Portland’s fabulous natural and urban areas, please remember to keep a safe distance from others (at least 6 feet) and take your mask with you to use when you meet others on trails that don’t allow a 6-feet separation.

Also, please consider making a donation to support our all-volunteer staff.  See our Donate Page for more information.

Hike Rating Explained:
Easy = Less than 3 Miles
Medium = 3 to 5 Miles
Hard = 5 to 7 Miles
Really Hard = 7+ Miles

The table below lists routes in the order they were published.  Click on the “Read More” button for description, and links to maps:

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*= Rated “Hard” due to elevation change