Learn about the goals and objectives for Gresham-Fairview Trail. View maps illustrating the Metro Council's priorities for this regional trail corridor and learn more about what parts of the trail are already complete.
Tier I Objective
Tier II Objective
The Gresham-Fairview Trail will serve as a major north/south connector for cyclists and pedestrians between two regionally significant and heavily used trails: the Springwater Corridor and the 40-Mile Loop (along Marine Drive on the Columbia River). Separated from motorized traffic, the 5.2-mile trail will provide a safe north/south route for commuters as well as recreational users and provide access from Gresham to natural areas along Johnson Creek, Fairview Creek, the Columbia Slough and the Columbia River.
The Gresham-Fairview Trail has been constructed between Halsey and Burnside streets. A master plan was completed for the Gresham-Fairview Trail in 2002 and a refined alignment study was completed for the northern portion of the trail in 2007. Some acquisition of the trail corridor has been completed in the northern sections but gaps in the trail corridor remain.
This multi-use trail is a major north-south connection through the Gresham area. It connects the Springwater Corridor at Linneman Junction and crosses the eastside MAX light rail line at Ruby Junction. Continuing north to Blue Lake Regional Park, the trail ends at the Columbia River and connects to the existing Lewis and Clark Discovery Greenway Trail (part of the 40-Mile Loop) along Marine Drive. Acquisition of the remaining corridor is needed to complete the trail and secure an important eastern spine of the regional trail system.
In September 2007 the Metro Council approved acquisition plans for each of the 27 regional target areas. The Metro Council established these priorities with the input of natural resource and land use experts, scientists, citizens and local land managers. More than 500 people attended eight community open houses to share their ideas with Metro Councilors. Nearly 1,000 people filled out questionnaires ranking their priorities and offering ideas for partnerships and other ways to stretch the public's investment. The acquisition plans include a map, goals and objectives for each target area.
Natural Areas Program