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Ape Canyon-Smith Creek Epic, Sunday 7/27

July 27, 2014

Carpool to leave Velo Cult at 8am.

This ride is for strong and fit riders looking to challenge their endurance.

Many riders forego this option in favor of simply riding out and back on the Ape Canyon Trail beyond the Plains of Abraham.  Some may adventure all the way out to Windy Pass for the views into Spirit Lake, accepting the grueling fate of hiking back up the "stairs."

The Smith Creek loop may miss out on the fun and zippy descent down Ape Canyon, but will get more than a fair share of advenure on this primitive trail. It covers a lot of dynamic terrain with a glimpse into the volcano's past. It is remote and offers unique challenges for the hardy mountain biker.

Mt Hood - FR44 area trail report

Thanks to the hard work of our favorite USFS Ranger, Jim Thornton, and some skilled 44 Trails Association volunteers (Paul Gundlach!), 8-Mile trail, Knebal Springs trail, the Super Connector, Bottle Prairie trail and 15-Mile/Cedar creek are open to USFS spec and ready for riding! You’ll still encounter a few isolated single logs, but the big blow-down sections have been cleared!

As for High Prairie and 450 up higher, it’s still a no go. Too much snow and water on the tread (see photos). So please stay off the trails to avoid permanent tread damage.

Mt Hood Trail Report - FR44 Area - east side

44 Trails Conditions Report. It's wet and muddy!

We got a call from the ranger today with a first hand report that it's too muddy up there for riding right now. We need some high pressure, sun and time for the soil to drain as well to melt new and lingering snow.

Please ride elsewhere this weekend to avoid damaging the trails. Normally, the bulk of the trails are ready by Memorial Day Weekend. Hold tight and enjoy the lower elevation riding for now.

Sandy Ridge Trail Maintence day - 4/26/2014

Please join NWTA and the BLM for a Trail Work event on April 26th, 2014, from 10a-2p.

Event details can be found on the NWTA Calendar. Hope to see you there!

Nestor Peak Trail is open (aka Buck Creek)

4/5/14 - I am happy to report that the trail is clear from the top of Nestor Peak all the way to the bottom of Buck Creek.  Thanks to MTB volunteers this section of trail is open again for the season.  Enjoy!

WhoopDee Trail in HR is OPEN

Just learned that SDS Lumber lifted their "fire" trail closure for all their lands.  This means the WhoopDee trail in Hood River open. Enjoy.- Ted

Hood River / Mt Hood Trail update 9.6.13

Following Trail Update is from the Hood River Area Trail Stewards (HRATS)

Hood River / Mt Hood Trail update 9.6.13

Following Trail Update is from the Hood River Area Trail Stewards (HRATS)

Trailfest 2013!

Northwest Trail Alliance presents Trailfest 2013, A weekend dedicated to mountain biking. September 20th-22nd. See below for details.

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