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The developing Westside Trail in Portland's western suburbs will be a 25-mile paved, multi-use path between the Willamette River to the north and the Tualatin River to the south. Currently, 8 miles are complete with much of the route transversing a scenic Bonneville Power utility corridor.
Both the Westside Trail and the Waterhouse trail make up a ten-mile nearly-contiguous "backbone" that traverse the same utility corridor and a number of parks throughout the Portland suburbs. Along the way, trail-goers will have views of woodlands, wetlands, native prairie grasses, and wildflowers. Bird watching and wildlife spotting promise to be popular past times.
Starting at the southern end in Barrows Park (along SW Barrows Rd.) the trail continues north for nearly 6 miles until reaching SW Blanton St. This section of the trail passes through Murray Hill Park and Barrows Park. Then following a brief on-road section, the Westside Trail picks back up just south of Tualatin Hills Nature Park, a 222-acre nature preserve with miles of paved and unpaved trails. This section of the trail continues for 3.29 miles until reaching NW Bethany Ct.
At NW Bethany Ct., the trail segment ends once again, and for trail users looking to connect with the northern end of the trail must do it via. a short on-road section. Heading north from the trail end along NW Bethany Ct. as it turns into Bethany Rd. There is an unprotected bike lane along some sections of this road. After turning on to NW Bronson Rd., the trail picks back up as the Waterhouse trail for another 2.38 miles. The trail passes through the Bronson Creek Greenway and Emerald Estates Park until reaching NW Springville Rd near Portland Community College - Rock Creek.
Nearby this northernmost section of the Waterhouse trail, a section of the Westside Trail runs parallel for 1.88 miles from NW Kaiser Ave. to NW Fiesta Ave.
Other short segmented sections traverse nearby parks like Progress Lake, Barrows Park, Murrayhill Park, Westside Linear Park, Hart Meadows Park, Summercrest Park, and Burntwood Park. The details of these segments can be found on the Westside Trail and Waterhouse Trail pages.
Parking is available at 14795 SW Murray Scholls Dr near Murray Hill Park and the southern trail end, at the Tualatin Hills Interpretive Center (15655 SW Millikan Way), and at the Waterhouse Soccer Field (16351 NW Mission Oaks Dr).
See TrailLink Map for more detailed directions.
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