Trail Work

Tillamook State Forest Recap March 2024

NWTA has been hard at work in the Tillamook! Thanks to Local Steward Team member Nathan Frechen, a group of 23 volunteers accomplished a TON at the Saturday, March 23 work party. The team did treadwork and pruned back overhanging growth on over miles on the Wilson River Trail west of the King Mountain trailhead. … Read More

Stub Stewart Mountain Bike Trails Update

Written by Sid Young March 2024 Thanks to everyone’s patience and understanding as Oregon State Parks has been working on forest health operations within the park. As part of this work, many of the trails have been closed to users since October 2023. Thanks to Oregon State Parks staff, NWTA has continued some selective trail … Read More

Trail Sustainability Institute: Gateway Green Planting Event

Photos by Ruandy Albisurez On Saturday, March 1, 2024, over 30 people came together to improve the ecosystem at Gateway Green! NWTA joined with Portland Parks & Recreation, Warpaint, and Friends of Gateway Green to plant 625 native plants on the north end of the park. A little snow and rain didn’t stop this family-friendly … Read More

2024 Trail School at Klootchy Creek Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, NWTA Vice President, Education & Sustainability Director The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI), NWTA’s educational program ventured to the coast and held Trail School: Fundamentals at the Klootchy Creek trail system on February 17, 2024. These trail schools equip participants with the fundamental skills needed to understand and implement sustainable maintenance practices … Read More

Sandy Ridge Conditions Update

February 12, 2024 – Last month’s week-long snow and ice storms brought down a lot more trees and windfall than usual around the region’s trail systems. Each year, Sandy Ridge trails takes the brunt of the winter weather as it sits at a high elevation on the flanks of Mt. Hood. This storm proved no … Read More

Update on Skeet Chute at Rocky Point

Written by Carrie Johnston Wondering what NWTA’s up to in the new clearcut (former Skeet Chute) area? A lot! If you look closely, you’ll see flag lines on the hill near the south gate. Which is exciting because that means soon we’ll be able to finish rides with a fun descent to the car again.  … Read More

Celebrating a Year of Trail Magic at Cascade Locks

By Ted Dodd A massive round of applause for everyone who came out to Cascade Locks in 2023! As the year wraps up, we completed close to 1,000 volunteer hours working on the new Cascade Locks trail, which is nothing short of extraordinary. Add that to our 2022 total, and we’ve collectively poured in a … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Work Party Recap

Written by Nathan Frechen We got lessening rain and reasonable temperatures last Sunday (Dec. 10) to continue the tune-up on Gales Creek between Bell Camp and Gales Creek Campground. Given the several days of colder temperatures and heavy precipitation, we opted to start from Gales Creek Campground rather than risk the drive up to the … Read More

Rocky Point Dig Day recap From 12/2

Despite a grim forecast, a group of about 25 brave souls ventured out on December 2 to do some serious maintenance work on Twisted Sisters at Rocky Point Trails. Our adventurous volunteers broke into smaller teams to tackle projects across the entire trail. We fixed ruts, cut drains, enhanced berms, scraped muck, and raked the … Read More

TSI Trail School: Intro to Rock Work Recap

Micro-blasters, Feathers, Catenaries, and Macro-rain By Andy Jansky Most people with common sense stayed home on Saturday, November 4th as it rained more than an inch in the Gorge.  Meanwhile, 12 hearty NWTA volunteers braved the rain, wind and thunder to learn how to use a variety of tools and specialty equipment for moving, splitting … Read More