Trails

SRT TRAIL PROJECT

NWTA – FAT TIRE FARM was a huge success. Brent Sullivan (SRT Trail Steward) did another outstanding job of organizing and leading another successful trail project. 60+ volunteers helped work on the new trail called Johnny Royle (opening spring 2019) and did trail maintenance throughout the SRT system Special thanks go to Fat Tire Farm

New Trails in Lake Oswego!

Northwest Trail Alliance is excited to announce that progress is being made with the design and construction of the new Farr Bike Park and Luscher Trails in Lake Oswego. This project is a direct result of our successes at Gateway Green, Chehalem Ridge, and the goodwill generated by NWTA advocacy efforts and you, our members!

TRAIL NINJAs @ STUB

A Trail Ninja is described as an expert in the art of trail building, agile, stealthy, nimble, and master of Rogue Hoe & Mcloud. This weekends Trail Ninja mission at Stub was a success.  We combined mountain biking with trail work.  We did dirt work re-building bermed corners and enhanced the flow of the Shoofly Trail at Stub. Thanks to David Rogers (Stub Stewart LST) our tools were staged

Successful Trail Reroute Work Party at Stub Stewart

Last Friday, October 19th we hosted a work party for the reroute of the Williams Creek Horseshoe which has been four years in the making and was funded through grants from REI and the Washington County Visitors Association. Trail Keepers of Oregon has partnered with us on this trail, and Steve the Executive Director that

NWTA Fall Membership Drive

Your membership powers NWTA   The 2018 NWTA Fall Membership Drive kicks off today, making it a great time to join or renew your membership. Help us reach over 2,000 members this year with an individual or family membership. In the greater Portland area, Northwest Trail Alliance volunteers have helped make a whole lot of

Coldwater Lake Campout Recap

It’s always amazing to see what volunteers can accomplish when they are inspired by breathtaking scenery.  This past weekend at Coldwater Lake was no exception.  The annual stewardship campout within the Mt. St Helens National Monument, organized by Jim Lemonds (affectionately known as ‘Jeep’) in cooperation with the USFS, has grown to achieve cult status

Chehalem Ridge Nature Park Update and Tour Opportunity

As you might be aware, the Metro Council unanimously approved the access master plan for Chehalem Ridge Nature Park last fall. During the planning process, NWTA was an active proponent of the plan and worked with Metro and community partners to help make the most of Chehalem Ridge. Since then, Metro has started the design engineering process

Where’d you ride this weekend?

We got out to scout Cold Creek this weekend for an upcoming NW Trail Sisters ride. The rain cooled us off on that super fun climb to the top and our bikes just stuck to the trail all the way down! We ran into NWTA member and volunteer Chad Gurney and his son Cole, who

Dirt Lab Evo: Q1’s Build Out

  Earlier this year, we wrote about Travel Oregon’s Forever Fund underwriting NWTA’s evolution of the Dirt Lab at Gateway Green. This quarter, Jason Van Horn and Joel Armstrong guided crews of two to 15 on weekday evenings and Saturdays, 246 hours in total. Soil moisture and the lack of a dirt stockpile for rework elsewhere kept the

Dirt Lab, Remixed

Image courtesy Jason Van Horn/Bermstyle The Dirt Lab Evolution work has begun in earnest out at Gateway Green. A small cadre of builders, led by Jason Van Horn, are refining the flow, improving the fun factor. And it’s been done in a way that allows less confident riders to roll through at first, aiding skills