Walks

SWTrails sponsors two monthly walks through areas of southwest Portland.  It’s a great way to get some exercise and meet your neighbors

We look forward to resuming our monthly hikes starting in June.  Check back for details.

COVID 19 Hike Guidelines

Click here for information on our Self-Led Hikes

Our longer walks are on every second Saturday of the month.  We start at 9:00am and try to be finished by about noon.  Our shorter, less-hilly Stroll & Coffee walks usually occur on the third Saturday of the month, starting at 9:00 am and ending with a coffee break. Here is a link to other groups leading walks through Portland. Here are reports on some of our previous walks.

Location: We meet at the west entrance to Wilson High School.  This is just east of the SW Capitol and Sunset intersection.
For the Google map click here

Be sure to dress for the weather and make sure you are there at 9:00 as we like to leave promptly.

For more information about SWTrails or to report problems, contact Don Baack.

For more information about walks contact Dave Manville using the following form.



    We Love Hillsdale's Trails

    January 2014 walk – Snow

    April 2014 walk – owl in Tryon Creek Park

    May 2014 walk – slug on a poem in the forest

    September 2014 Walk – Esplanade

    October 2014 walk – Iowa Street trail through Himes Park reopens

    November 2014 walk – Little Free Libraries

    December 2014 walk – 10-11-12-13-14

    January 2015 walk – Poem that reads from bottom to top

    February 2015 walk – Valentine’s Day

    March 2015 walk – pi day = 3.145926 = 3.14.15 9:26am

    June 2015 – cactus and Riverview Natual Area

    July 2015 – Terwilliger and South River Front

    August 2015 Multnomah Days Parade

    October 2015 Free Moles and stone bears

    November 2015 Treehouses

    February 2016 Totem pole and Marquam Nature Park

    April 2016 Unusual sights along walk route

    May 2016 Climbing stairs to Portland Heights

    July 2016 Crossing Tilikum and Selwood Bridges

    August 2016 Hot

    November 2016 Bridlemile School through Raleigh Hills

    December 2016 Ice Storm cancels hike

    February 2017 Cat and mouse

    April 2017 Tryon Creek Park

    August 2017 Tryon Creek Observatory

    September 2017 Fall colors 

    January 2018 Fantasy figures

    February 2018 Veterans and Bridges