Trails

Guided Ride at Growlers Gulch

A few hardy souls braved the elements on Sunday December 1st and enjoyed an awesome guided group ride at Growlers Gulch. The group toured several of the upper trails where they found themselves in a winter-y snow dusted wonderland .  Navigating the trails at Growlers can be tricky if you are unfamiliar with the trails.

24 Trail Sisters #optoutside on Black Friday

It was a balmy 35 degrees on Black Friday when 24 Trail Sisters met at Rocky Point to #optoutside together for an intermediate level ride on the north side of the trail system. But this story began several weeks prior in early October at the NWTA Leadership Retreat. The Rocky Point local stewardship team (LST)

Trail Flagging Produces Plan for New Trail at Growlers

Written by Jim Lemonds Five people showed up for a unique trail flagging clinic taught by myself and Dave LeMonds at Growlers on Saturday November 30th. This was a hands-on clinic focusing on layout of a new line nearly a mile in length that they hope to see roughed in at the next Growlers dig

Cyclepath fuels a small army of trail workers at Sandy Ridge

A small but dedicated group of volunteers arrived at the Sandy Ridge parking lot early Sunday morning to a abundant amount of coffee and donuts, generously provided by event sponsor Cyclepath PDX.  With the weather forecast in flux, a number of registered participants never arrived, but we still had over a dozen folks who honored

Thank you to all the givers

  The Northwest Trail Alliance is thankful for a dedicated community of givers. We are thankful for the valuable time and energy people give so that we can build and maintain the trails we love. We are thankful for the boots on the ground, the dirt muscle, the cat herding and organizing, and the less

Wilson River Trail Fall Clean Up #2 Recap

Written by Tim Matthews email: timm@nw-trail.org What started as a foggy Saturday mid November morning quickly turned into a beautiful day with sun beaming through the trees as seven awesome volunteers began a fun day of brushing along the beautiful Wilson River Trail. After hiking a little over two miles to get out to the

Sandy Ridge Fall Work Party #2 Recap

The trails at Sandy Ridge are a year round riding destination & with the amount of traffic it receives NWTA’s maintenance efforts consist of multiple work parties in both the Spring & the Fall. On Sunday November 17th 35 volunteers came together for the 2nd work party of the Fall season to work on repairing

1st Official NWTA Rocky Point Build Party

Written by Scooter Sutterer We had some great weather for our latest and largest Rocky Point build party. 71 people came out to work on the north side trails on Saturday November 16th. Two extensions to existing trails and a new connector trail linking the north and south trail systems resulted in over a mile

Join NWTA at Metro Parks and Nature Gratitude Mixer

Please join us for a night of music, food and celebration right in the heart of Portland. About this Event Date and Time: Wed, December 4, 2019 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST Location: June Key Delta Community Center 5940 North Albina Avenue Portland, OR 97217 “Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could

Old School Meets New School at Rocky Point

Written by Scooter Sutterer On Saturday October 26, we had our first large scale work party at Rocky Point. We had over 40 volunteers working on one of the old school downhill lines. We also built a new climb trail. These volunteer builders mainly consisted of the people that have been building at Rocky Point