General

Rocky Point North Side Build

Over the last year, most of the property on the north side of Rocky Point road was logged, affecting all of the original forested trails there (except RP United and Andyland). NWTA has been planning for the eventual clearcut of this area for a while, and has already started to rebuild the area. The trails … Read More

Trails Sister’s Guided Bikepacking Weekend Recap

Written by Megan Horst Lakes, caves, berries, mountain views, and campfires, oh my! 11 women participated in an NWTA Trail Sister bikepacking weekend August 26-28th in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The weekend was led by three women who shared tips from their own experiences, bikepacking the Oregon Outback route, Idaho Hot Springs route, and … Read More

Adult Beginner MTB Clinic Series Recap

Written by Tommy Tuite This August, I attended the four-part NWTA Adult Beginner MTB Clinics at Gateway Green in Portland, OR.   This series was expertly hosted by Elaine Bothe, teaching us the world of mountain bike fundamentals and practical skills.  Gateway Green Mountain Bike Park is a familiar spot for me but was new to a few … Read More

Rocky Point Open

Rocky Point re-Opening

Weyerhaeuser has re-opened recreational properties in WA and OR effective 9/12/2022. Rocky Point is open. Please check for Rocky Point updates at https://www.nw-trail.org/rocky-point Please check with appropriate land management agencies for all other trail systems.

NWTA Kids Summer Camps Recap

Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor Aug. 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 2022, at Gateway Green NWTA’s first ever Kids Camps by the numbers: 1 awesome bike park, three weeks, eight instructors and helpers, and 36 kids aged 8-13! Monday mornings are awesome! 8:45 am, August 8, 2022, we stood with clipboard in hand and big smiles … Read More

SHIFT Work Party Provides Huge Boost

Written by Jim LeMonds Every hiker and mountain biker who utilizes trails on the south, east, and west sides of Mount St. Helens will benefit from a remarkable effort by Northwest Trail Alliance volunteer trail crews on August 20.  In partnership with the US Forest Service – Gifford Pinchot NWTA hosted a weekend campout at … Read More

Ride Leader Training at Rocky Point Recap

Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor “What should I carry in my pack?” was a question a student asked during the NWTA Intro to Ride Leader Training session held on August 7, 2022, at Rocky Point.  A sold-out group of six riders joined the class on a warm Sunday in August. Sticking to a particularly … Read More

NWTA Kids Class Recap

Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor Warm weather didn’t keep these kids at home! The August temperatures rose as we set up for the “Green Geckos” Kid’s Class at Rocky Point but that didn’t keep these awesome kids indoors! A high of 100 was predicted in Portland, but a pleasant breeze, shady trails, plenty of … Read More

Executive Director Announcement

Written by Jered Bogli, Volunteer Director ([email protected]) The Northwest Trail Alliance is thrilled to announce we have hired Lisa Olivares as our full-time Executive Director. This is a huge step forward for the NWTA, which has been a volunteer-led and run organization for over 30 years. Staffing a full-time Executive Director helps ensure the organization … Read More

Kids Camps at Gateway Green

In partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation; NWTA & Elaine B, Bikes is excited to announce progressive mountain bike skills instruction for 8-12-year-olds at Gateway Green. We are also happy to announce that coaches Myles Ridge, Deidre Iwersen & Peter Melton will join head coach Elaine this season. These 4-day camps (Monday – Thursday 9 … Read More