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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.
The trail will be a recreational gem, connecting many parks, including Tualatin Hills Nature Park and the 5,000-acre Forest Park. 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.
The Westside Trail will also serve as an important alternative transportation corridor through a heavily populated and fast-growing portion of Washington County, including the communities of Hillsboro, Beaverton and Tigard. TriMet's MAX Blue Line will provide commuters with easy access to the trail via light rail.
Parking is available in Tualatin Hills Nature Park (15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton) at the north end of the trail.
You can also access the trail via light rail on TriMet's MAX Blue Line; get off at the Merlo Road/SW 158th Avenue Station. The station is located at the north end of Tualatin Hills Nature Park.
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