Trails

Congratulations to Our Very Own Tim Copeman!

Congratulations to our very own Tim Copeman for being recognized by The Portland Parks Foundation as a 2022 U.S. Bank Parks Champion.  “Tim is one of the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) trail Stewards in Gateway Green. Tim’s support of the park in trail maintenance tasks keeps the park inviting and safe for the riders. Tim … Read More

Announcing Twisted Sisters

This is the story of a unique new trail and the story of the multi-talented trail architect/builder Charlie Kohlmeier. If you’ve been out at Rocky Point riding or digging, chances are you’ve run into Charlie. If you know a lot of people who dig, most of them have been slinging dirt and enjoying Charlie’s post … Read More

Trails and Trees

Earlier this spring, the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) co-hosted a tree planting event with Weyerhaeuser at Rocky Point, just outside of Portland. Around 30 people gathered on a beautiful Saturday morning to celebrate the completion of some trail work, learn how to plant trees, and get an overall education in forest ecology from Steve Keniston, … Read More

Klootchy Creek Update and Events

Written by Steven Blakesley We don’t complain much about the weather on the coast, but this is the wettest spring that we’ve seen in a long time at Klootchy Creek!  Unusually heavy rain has slowed down some projects, and affected some existing trails. We are looking forward to some warmer dryer days ahead for those … Read More

Firelane 5 Clearing in Forest Park

A small but mighty group of volunteers partnered with Portland Parks and Recreation to hand clear the downed trees and debris from Firelane 5 on Wednesday, April 20th. Initially, NWTA had a work party scheduled at Powell Butte; however, with a surprise mid-April snowstorm, efforts shifted to help open trails at Forest Park. As the … Read More

Antfarm Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Northwest Trail Alliance’s Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) was fortunate enough to collaborate with AntFarm Youth Services for a Trail School at Sandy Ridge on Saturday. Our TSI Instructors were immediately impressed with this group of kids. The level of respect, attentiveness, and inquisitive nature would make … Read More