Trails

2020 NWTA (Tentative) Calendar of Events

Please note that this list is subject to change. Check the  NWTA events page for confirmation & sign up links. Questions? Email: volunteer@nw-trail.org January: Saturday 4th: Tillamook State Forest Work Party (Sickter Lars Loop or Wilson River Trail) Sunday 5th: Stub Stewart Work Party Saturday 11th: Tillamook State Forest Work Party (Sickter Lars Loop or

NWTA says YES! to Measure 26-203

NWTA has some exciting news to share: we have moved to formally endorse the Nature for All campaign and hit the ground running. The campaign seeks to renew our region wide Metro bond that ensures birds, fish, friends and neighbors alike have access to clean air, clean water, and beautiful parks from the Sandy River

Nature for All – Campaign Launch

Please join us September 19th from 5:30-7:30pm at Cully Park for a celebration to launch the Nature for All campaign and set the stage for sustained support for our parks and conservation areas in the years to come across the region. RSVP HERE. The Nature for All campaign launch will center community, equity and families

NWTA launches Trail Sustainability Institute at SHIFT

Post written by Education Director Nancy Stone (nancys@nw-trail.org) This year at SHIFT, Northwest Trail Alliance launched its brand-new trail stewardship education program, Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI). The institute focuses on education around building and maintaining our trails using sustainable methods that respect the environment while providing access to outdoor recreation. 10 participants, accompanied by 3

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

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

Advocacy Alert – Gabbert Butte Trails – Due May 6th

Gabbert Butte Trails – Public Comments Due May 6th METRO has been working on a plan for the Gabbert Butte in East Portland/Gresham & the draft is out for public comment.  NWTA had a representative on the committee and the progress is favorable for the off road cycling community.  Please take a moment to provide