The Northwest Trail Alliance is delighted to announce a substantial addition to the inventory of mountain bike trails in the greater Portland area. As of August 1, 2019, NWTA members will have access to mountain bike trails a mere 20 minutes from downtown Portland. This begins a relationship with a private timber company with substantial land holdings in Oregon, Washington, and beyond. The Rocky Point property is a nearly 3,000 acre area owned by Weyerhaeuser, and is an exclusive lease held by NWTA for the use of Trail Alliance members. The area will be accessible from Rocky Point Road off of NW St Helens Road (HWY 30). NWTA members can look forward to the development of a recreational trail system that will provide substantial mileage of new trails in addition to the existing trails on the property, and including the gravel road network that currently connects North to South within the property.
Information on the trail system can be found at the Rocky Point page.
Further details will emerge as a trail development plan moves forward. We thank Bike Portland for announcing this exciting news, and providing a context for this monumental shift in mountain bike trail access for Portland residents. Please read the Bike Portland article for details and historical context.
The NWTA monthly meeting will serve as the official Q&A on the Rocky Point project. Please join us at Fat Tire Farm on Tuesday July 30th (6 pm social, 7 pm Q&A). Food truck on site at 6pm.