Month: April 2022

Sandy Ridge Work Party Recap and Upcoming Dig Day on 5/7

On Saturday, April 16th, a group of dedicated volunteers did not let the unfavorable weather forecast deter them from joining our Sandy Ridge Local Stewardship Team to help care for the beloved trails. Since the area had seen significant snow earlier in the week, they decided to stay on the lower trails that see the … Read More

Firelane 5 Clearing in Forest Park

A small but mighty group of volunteers partnered with Portland Parks and Recreation to hand clear the downed trees and debris from Firelane 5 on Wednesday, April 20th. Initially, NWTA had a work party scheduled at Powell Butte; however, with a surprise mid-April snowstorm, efforts shifted to help open trails at Forest Park. As the … Read More

Gorge 400 Rehabilitation and Camping Work party

Written by Bob Carey, TSI Instructor Please come join us Friday evening, May 20th, and Saturday, May 21st, at the Wyeth Campground for a fun-filled weekend with NWTA to breathe new life into the Gorge 400 trail. This is a unique opportunity to work on a legacy trail set in a picturesque location along the Columbia … Read More

Antfarm Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Northwest Trail Alliance’s Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) was fortunate enough to collaborate with AntFarm Youth Services for a Trail School at Sandy Ridge on Saturday. Our TSI Instructors were immediately impressed with this group of kids. The level of respect, attentiveness, and inquisitive nature would make … Read More

Trail Sister’s Gear Swap Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The NW Trail Sisters hosted a free Gear Swap on Thursday (3/31) evening at Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB). This proved a successful endeavor of getting no longer used gear out of the back of closets and into the hands of Trail Sisters, who could put it to … Read More

Gateway Green Trail School Recap

Written by Paul Hobson, Vice President ([email protected]) On Sunday, March 27, instructors from NWTA Trail Sustainability Institute and eight new trail stewards gather at Gateway Green for the final Trail School session of the year. During class, students learned the ins and outs of trail anatomy, how water is managed on trails in the Pacific … Read More

Welcome to the Everblades

Written by Bob Lessard and Daniel Stuart We are excited to announce that we will soon open a new progressive flow zone above the golf course. NWTA has been busy over the last year planning new trails, reclaiming old trails, and extending the well-loved area containing Switchblade, Buck Knife, and Butter Knife into the new … Read More

Rocky Point closure notice 4-11-2022 (back open as of 4/29!)

UPDATED: These areas are back open! NOTICE: Due to forestry activities, the following trail closures will apply from 5am Monday April 11th, 2022 until further notice. See map image below. Note that there will be no access via the upper South shuttle gate. Roller Coaster and Phil’s will remain open, but the only access will … Read More

Newell Creek Canyon Grand Opening

On Saturday, April 2nd, NWTA & the community celebrated the grand opening of Metro’s 1st natural area with dedicated bike-only trails. Newell Creek Canyon Nature Park in Oregon City covers 236 acres of forest. Along with Newell Creek, dozens of smaller seasonal and spring-fed creeks run through the park. The park features 2.5 miles of … Read More

BICP Fundamental Skills Instructor Certification – Event Recap

Written by Allie Hurtgen Just in time for riding season, NWTA now has three new BICP Certified Fundamental Skills Instructors! The three-day course took place on March 25 – 27 at Gateway Green and was led by coach and instructor, Elaine Bothe. We were joined by an instructor in training, Molly with the Cycle Effect … Read More