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Fanno Creek Greenway Trail

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When it is completed, the Fanno Creek Greenway Trail will connect dozens of neighborhoods, schools, business districts, industrial areas and greenspaces.

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The Fanno Creek Greenway Trail corridor weaves gracefully through five cities and two counties. On its way to becoming one of the premier urban greenway trails in the Portland metropolitan region, this 15-mile corridor is a neighborhood dream long in the making. The recreational and commuter trail will take people from the shores of the Willamette River in Southwest Portland to the confluence of Fanno Creek and the Tualatin River.

Trail to the future

A multi-use trail for walkers, runners, bicyclists and trail enthusiasts of all ages, the trail will be accessible to people with disabilities. As the community continues to grow, this valuable greenway trail will:

  • link neighborhoods, parks, schools, community centers and businesses
  • provide an environment for learning about local history
  • provide safe corridors for walking and biking to school and work
  • connect trails and parks for walking, biking, in-line skating, running, strolling and bird watching
  • provide much needed habitat for fish and wildlife
  • improve air and water quality by filtering runoff, holding floodwaters and reducing auto use.

A work in progress

Together with local residents and citizen groups, local and regional partners have already provided trail access and protection to nearly half of the Fanno Creek greenway. But there are still critical links missing and important decisions to be made. Once the remaining areas are secured, funds will be needed for trail construction. Communities will continue to acquire trail easements and purchase land in the corridor as opportunities arise.

Project partners

The Fanno Creek Greenway Trail is a partnership project involving many public and private organizations including:

For more information, call Mel Huie at 503-797-1731 or send e-mail to; or call Bob Bothman, chair, Fanno Creek Greenway Trail Working Group, at 503-244-7206 or send e-mail to

Fanno Creek Greenway Trail action plan

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The action plan focuses on the missing links in the Fanno Creek Greenway Trail, identifying the issues and proposing strategies and solutions. The 45-page document includes detailed "gap maps" for each of the unfinished segments of the trail.

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