1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Located in SE Portland, the Sellwood Gap – SE Umatilla to SE 13th Avenue trail project will help close the gap between the Springwater on the Willamette Trail with the Springwater Corridor Trail by providing an off-street rail-with-trail shared-use 12-foot path parallel to the Oregon Pacific Railroad mainline track from SE Umatilla to SE 13th Avenue.
The Springwater Corridor consists of 17 miles of paved trail and is one of the most heavily used multi-modal recreational and commuter trails in Oregon.
The western-most three-mile section of the trail, known as Springwater on the Willamette, was completed in the fall of 2002. This segment of the trail extends from SE 4th Avenue and Ivon Street near the Ross Island Bridge to SE Umatilla Street, just south of the Sellwood Bridge.
Another segment of the trail called the Three Bridges Section extends from east of SE 19th Avenue and Ochoco Street which then connects to the original section of the Springwater Corridor Trail that continues through Gresham to just past the Clackamas County line at Rugg Road. Presently, a gap exists between the Springwater on the Willamette Trail (ending at SE Umatilla) and the Three Bridges portion of the Springwater Corridor Trail (starting at SE 19th Avenue). The 2006 Metro Springwater Missing Gap Study recommended an alignment that would connect the trail segments utilizing the same railroad corridor and provide a direct and seamless connection. In the mean-time an interim “on street” route that starts at SE Umatilla and heads east and then south on SE 19th Avenue serves as the connection with the Three Bridges Section and the rest of the Springwater Corridor.
February – August 2019
George Lozovoy, Project Manager
Ken Rumbaugh, Public Involvement Coordinator