Walking and running

SW TrailsOHSU's campuses are accessible from unique and scenic walking paths. See highly detailed, printable maps of every neighborhood in Portland, including the above map of Southwest Portland, at the City of Portland's website.

Plan a Trip

TriMet has a powerful trip planning tool at Ride.TriMet.org that includes topography and can be paired with transit and biking.

  • In the left column, select "walk only" from the "Travel by" drop down menu.
  • On the map, right click a start and end location.
  • Click the "Plan Your Trip" button in the left column.

Early morning, evening, and overnight
Paths may pass through poorly lit areas. Bring a light source and never assume a person in a vehicle can see you. Considering walking with a friend. Apps such as Companion allow a friend or colleague to virtually walk with you, monitor your progress, or alert them of any concerning activity.

For emergencies, call 9-11 off campus and call Public Safety on campus at 503-494-4444. Blue emergency phones are also located around campus.

Hiking Resources

Portland offers renowned urban and forest hikes. OHSU campuses are adjacent to several nature parks and greenways.

The 4T Trail signs around town are referring to a local favorite hiking route that incorporates the 4 "T's" of Portland: Trail, Tram, Trolley and Train.

Oregon Metro's 4T Route Map & Brochure

Marquam Hill

Marquam Hill is most easily accessed via Terwilliger Boulevard. Sam Jackson Park Road lacks a sidewalk or shoulder and is not accessible by foot. Several forest trails connect to Marquam Hill from Lair Hill, Council Crest Trail and the Marquam Nature Park. Marquam Hill can also be accessed by walking to the Tram at South Waterfront.

South Waterfront

South Waterfront is accessible from the north via Moody Ave, from Lair Hill via Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge, and from the south via the Willamette Waterfront Path. Hawthorne Bridge, Sellwood Bridge and Tilikum Crossing are walkable bridges.

Click for a detailed, printable PDF.

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