Events

2019 SHIFT Trail Stewardship work has something for everyone

One of our signature events is St. Helens Festival of Trails aka SHIFT & it is coming up in a few weeks (8/15-8/18). This year we have a unique opportunity to maintain the Sheep Canyon-Loowit-Toutle Loop, which has only seen sporadic maintenance in the past 10 years, as well as our regular maintenance work with

Ape Canyon Trail Work Re-Cap

31 volunteers gathered in the fog on Sunday morning (June 23rd) to clear brush that has grown into the beloved Ape Canyon Trail. A couple of hikers joined a large contingency from Growlers Gulch Racing & NWTA ready to work. We split into 4 groups that were positioned in key spots along the trail. Each

Holy Shuttles, Batman!

Advocacy Alert ICYMI, our very own Andy Jansky made an appearance on Bike Portland this week!  If you’re curious what NWTA has been up to re: trails in Portland, check out the article. Then, check out this page to learn more about how you can help us get more singletrack that Portlanders don’t have to

Coldwater Lake Trail Work & Campout Weekend Recap

80+ volunteers turned out for the annual work party at Coldwater Lake (Mt. St. Helens) on June 1st, which was also National Trails Day. Volunteers from Northwest Trail Alliance, Growlers Gulch Racing & Daybreak Racing worked together to clear 10+ miles of trail around the lake in 5 hours. There was also a crew who

Weekly Regional Roundup

We hope your bike is tuned and ready to go because it’s almost June and there are so many MTB-related events to choose from. Here’s a sampling of our faves to help you with your planning. Check out our Community Calendar for longer range planning. We hope to see you on the trail! *Inclusion in

NWTA is Northward Bound! Coldwater Lake & TDG

The Coldwater Lake Trails Located about 2.5 hours north east of Portland, the Coldwater Lake trails consist of three trails (211, 230 and 230A).  The entire loop is about 12 miles long with approximately 2000 feet of climbing. While the loop can be ridden in either direction, many folks prefer to ride clockwise to take

“Storm the Coast” Klootchy Big Dig – Recap

Our NCTA partners put on a high energy event, and NWTA signed up 40 people to Storm the Coast and build some trail on the burgeoning new Klootchy Creek trail system in Clatsop county near Seaside/Cannon Beach. A total of 65 people turned up. People came from Portland, Vancouver, Camas, Troutdale, Longview, Castle Rock, Tigard,

Tillamook Trail Mix Event Recap

80+ volunteers from 5 organizations representing 4 different user groups gathered at Gales Creek Campground on Saturday March 30th for the inaugural Trail Mix, a Tillamook State Forest Clean Up. Trail Mix was a brainchild of Nathan Frechen, an active trail steward with the Oregon Timber Trail & Jeremy Long, owner of Daybreak Racing, a

Sandy Ridge Shuttle Fundraiser is BACK!

NWTA presents the Sandy Ridge Shuttle fundraiser event. It’s back & better than ever! This is your chance to catch a ride to the top… over and over again! In between laps, hang out at our base camp, enjoy some snacks, borrow a demo bike, and more. Tickets are going fast, so don’t miss your