Trail Work

Tillamook Forest Update (1/28) and Upcoming Work Party (2/11)

Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST Hi all – many thanks for the folks that braved the cold conditions on Saturday. We were able to get several trees cut out on Gales Creek trail between Summit TH and Gales Creek campground, and a number of rootwad tread issues mostly resolved.  We’ll be back at it … Read More

Klootchy Creek Trail School Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) headed west to visit our friends and trails at Klootchy Creek this Saturday. It may come as no surprise that our 15 volunteers and 4 instructors were greeted with a downpour of rain and gusts of wind. Such is life on the … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Trail Update and Upcoming Work Party

Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST Work completed Saturday, January 14th:   All downed trees on Step Creek & Gales Creek (between Reehers & Storey Burn junction) were removed. Total of 43 trees were cut out, and 12.5 miles of trail were cleared by six folks. Huge thanks to Brad, Pam, and Jay, who cleared 26 … Read More

Powell Butte Work Party Recap

Written by Daveed Fleischer Portland Parks asked NWTA for some volunteers to help with trail work at Powell Butte. On Saturday, January 7, at 9 AM, one person from Portland Parks and five people from NWTA gathered on a cool, misty morning. We built a small fence to divert trail traffic. Another group worked together … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Trail Update

** Trail work report ** Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST On Saturday, January 7th, 2023, 16 volunteers made their way out to the Tillamook State Forest to remove trees knocked down in recent wind events. Breaking into three crews, they managed to clear over 7 miles worth of non-motorized trails and removed around 45 … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Trail School Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) What makes a trail sustainable? Why do sustainable trails matter? These are questions we ask at every Trail School, and they usually lead to some pretty good discussions! Here are a few examples of answers that participants provide.  A sustainable trail means that water doesn’t get stuck … Read More

A Weekend’s Work During Dig Season

November 12 and 13 was a BUSY weekend for Northwest Trail Alliance volunteers and members!  All told, there was over 400 hours of volunteer work put in over the course of the weekend spread across 6 different locations including a night ride social at Stub Stewart. Here are some highlights. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS AT STUB … Read More

Klootchy Creek Dig Day Recap from 11/13

The weather was perfect and the dirt was too. Using rakes, loppers and a few shovels, we completed all the hand-finishing on the new Get Down trail that wraps around under Party Wave. The crew also had time to pay some attention to brushing and weeding Roller Coaster, the new beginner’s trail. Folks went riding … Read More

Dig Season Planning Meeting at Chris King

Calling all trail work volunteers – we’re looking forward to seeing YOU this dig season! NWTA volunteers are the heart and soul of our trails.  Hundreds of riders get together every fall for the on-the-ground work to maintain and build trails.  It’s an immensely rewarding experience, and there is a way riders of all abilities … Read More

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