Progress Ridge

Walking Beaverton: Neighbors Southwest, Progress Ridge & Westside Regional Trail (4 miles)

This tranquil, rolling hills, 4-mile walk along paved trails and sidewalks traverses Beaverton’s Neighbors Southwest neighborhood, including Progress Ridge, Progress Lake, Barrows Park, Westside Regional Trail, and Murray Lake.

Walking Beaverton: Progress Lake | SkyBlue Portland
Progress Ridge Townsquare overlooking Progress Lake.

The Beaverton lakeside shopping/dining mecca called Progress Ridge is a key feature of Beaverton’s Neighbors Southwest neighborhood. It looks down onto Progress Lake from the south end of the community and wraps around Murrayhill Lake on the north end. This walk includes plentiful views of both.

Neighbors Southwest features a diagonal mesh of interconnected, heavily treed parks, trails, and ponds, making it imminently walkable and a favorite respite for nature lovers. In keeping with the nature spirit, most of the residential streets are named after birds. Who wouldn’t love to live on Snowy Owl Lane?

Our Walking Beaverton route begins in bustling Progress Ridge Townsquare, overlooking Progress Lake. Go early and grab a coffee at Ava Roasteria and then a bench overlooking the lake.

For more about this wonderful Beaverton neighborhood, see our guide: Neighbors Southwest Neighborhood Guide.

Interactive Route Map: Neighbors Southwest, Progress Ridge & Westside Regional Trail

Our route maps are designed so you can both follow and keep track of where you are on the route from your iPhone while walking. On your computer, save this route map link to your bookmarks bar and then open the link from your iPhone.

While walking, open the Legend field on the map to get turn-by-turn directions. If Google Maps is tracking (occasionally it glitches) you’ll see a small blue ball on the map that represents you. This feature to tracks where you are on the route.

Walk Details


DISTANCE: 4 miles.

TYPE: Loop with Out & Back on Westside Regional Trail.

TIME: 2-3 hours.

TERRAIN: Rolling hills with long flat stretches.


Monthly Group Walks

SkyBlue Portland Real Estate Group hosts monthly group walks through some of Portland Metro’s most beautiful, uplifting, and interesting neighborhoods.

For info on our Portland Metro walking tours, check out our Facebook page, Women Who Walk and corresponding Meetups (PDX Women Who Walk and West Linn Women Who Walk). And join us!

Walking Beaverton; Neighbors Southwest Photo Gallery

Walking Beaverton: Murray Lake
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Susan S. Bradley

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