Trails

Gateway Green Skills Area Revamp and Grand Reopening

Written by Juntu Oberg, NWTA Board Member After spending the summer of 2022 observing the launch of our successful mountain bike skills camps at Gateway Green, our Lead Trail Steward, Tim Copeman, noticed that the skills area in the park needed an upgrade. He wanted the skills area to be more utilized, and found it … Read More

Gateway Green Cleanup

Written by Juntu Oberg, NWTA Board Member NWTA kicked off celebrating Earth Month with Friends of Gateway Green (FoGG) on Saturday, April 8th, with a trash pick-up event at Gateway Green. Volunteers split into groups focused on picking up trash at the park and the I-205 Multi-use Path that provides access to the park. NWTA … Read More

NWTA Kids’ Ride Recap

Written by Elaine Bothe, NWTA Instructor Chilly but no rain during 2023’s first Kids’ Ride at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park! Stub Stewart State Park has quite the range of trails to suit every level of rider! At the NWTA’s first Kids’ Ride of 2023, a good crew showed up with all the right layers … Read More

Cascade Locks Trail School Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) travels 6-7 months out of the year, holding Trail Schools at different trail systems within 60 miles of the Portland area. Each location boasts different ecosystems, soil types, forests, and land management restrictions/guidelines. So although the Trail School curriculum is consistent, oftentimes, … Read More

Klootchy Creek Saw Work Recap

The cold and snow didn’t stop seven hardy NWTA sawyers from a massive project at Klootchy Creek on Saturday, March 25. The volunteers showed up at Klootchy Creek to clear hundreds upon hundreds of matted, snow-covered trees left on the ground from a commercial thinning project. The slash was 4-5 feet high in a freshly … Read More

Rocky Point Northside Rebuild Update

Written by Andy Janksy ([email protected]) Thanks to your membership support, NWTA is in the process of finalizing eight new miles of trail on the North Side of Rocky Point! Through a combination of volunteer machine operations, hand building, and hiring a professional trail builder, we were able to rebuild the North side trails that were … Read More

Rocky Point Saturday Session Recap

Written by Chloé Hammond-Bradley On Saturday, March 18, a couple of crews went out to Rocky Point. One of the crews, which had nine members worked on some drainage release and treadway buffing for an old trail called Strasser!  This is a trail that will hopefully be opening up in May 2023. It has an … Read More

New Electronic Membership System at Rocky Point

NWTA members are familiar with the annual “tradition” of collecting your bike bands and parking passes for Rocky Point access. For NWTA, using the bike bands and parking tags has been expensive and required a lot of time to manage. On the member side, we know that this requirement came with carving out the time … Read More

Gateway Green Skills Area Update

Written by Tim Copeman, Gateway Green LST The Gateway Green skills area has been closed for almost a month as it undergoes a complete redesign! Currently the project is still in the rough stages of shaping, and things are going quite well. Rough shaping includes a dual slalom line that is looking amazing, and all … Read More

TSI Benching Clinic Recap

Written by Chloe Hammond-Bradley The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) held their first benching clinic this last Saturday. This clinic focused on how to cut in as well as re-establish a bench on a trail. When building and maintaining a trail, you focus on four areas; your line, flow, bench cuts and drainage. Bench cuts, or … Read More