Trails

Guided Ride at Molalla River Trails Recap

Written by Susan Martin The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for a ride through the single track of the Molalla River Forest trail system.  Six riders and the ride leader began the ride day with the goal of exploring the entirety of the Molalla trail system, which encompasses the South and North sides. The … 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

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

Gateway Green Group Session with River City Bicycles Recap

Written by Isabella Taylor The Gateway Green session on August 28th (p/b River City Bicycles and Northwest Trail Sisters) was a smashing success. It was a night filled with skills progression, connection, and too many “yews” to count in retrospect. The night began with getting everyone acquainted in a quick group huddle, and then we split … 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.

Funding Partnership with IMBA Will Expand Skills Area at Gateway Green

Written by Lisa Olivares, Executive Director Thanks to a funding partnership with IMBA, Northwest Trail Alliance is working with Portland Parks and Recreation, Stacy and Witbeck, TriMet, and other local partners to update and expand the mountain bike skills area of Gateway Green. Gateway Green is an immensely popular park that offers singletrack trails, an … Read More

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