Sandy Ridge

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

River City Bicycles Women-led Night Ride, October 28th

Written by Sarah Rogers At the end of October, River City Bicycles and the Northwest Trail Alliance held its second annual Halloween weekend night ride at Sandy Ridge. The weather wasn’t as cooperative as last year, and the chilly 30-degree temperatures were partially to blame for a few last-minute cancellations. Eleven strong souls did brave … Read More

Sandy Ridge Dig Series Recap

Written by Carrie Johnston The second installment of the Trail Sisters Dig Series was at Sandy Ridge on Saturday—and what a day! With 16 volunteers and 6 instructors, our sizable crew tackled a number of drainage and berm issues along Flow Motion.  We met in the main parking area in the morning, chilly but comforted … 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

Night Ride at Sandy Ridge with River City Bicycles Recap

Written by Sarah Rogers This past “Halloweekend,” River City Bicycles and the Northwest Trail Alliance hosted the last in their series of women-led mountain bike rides. An auspicious 13 riders braved the elements, which turned out to be rain-free and relatively warm. With rainbow lights and one bedazzled disco-ball helmet in tow, we climbed the … Read More

Sandy Ridge Lower Hide & Seek Update

The reopening of the upper section of the trail has been delayed due to the significant amount of rain that has fallen in the area. Please adhere to the signs posted and do not enter areas that are closed. Machine operators & volunteers are busy working and do not expect riders entering the areas they … Read More

Top of Lower Hide & Seek Temporary closure

Heads up, Sandy Ridge Riders! Our work on the Lower Hide & Seek trail continues and as of Monday, June 6th, we will temporarily close the trail from the junction where it meets Upper H&S to the cutoff under the power lines (where the trail cuts into the road from Little Monkey). See the map … Read More

NW Trail Sisters Cornering Clinic Event Recap

Written by Allie Hurtgen, NWTA Instructor On Tuesday, May 24th, the NW Trail Sisters met at Sandy Ridge for a cornering skills clinic led by NWTA Coaches Allie and Nancy. The stoke was high and all of the women showed huge progress in their cornering! The clinic started with a warm-up in the parking lot … Read More

Sandy Ridge Lower Hide and Seek Announcement

Attention Sandy Ridge Riders!  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 10th, NWTA, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, has hired Sasquatch Trails to work on a complete overhaul of the Lower Hide and Seek trail. This project is expected to last 6 weeks (weather permitting). While the trail will not be closed, during this time, … Read More

Sandy Ridge Work Party Recap and Upcoming Dig Day on 5/7

On Saturday, April 16th, a group of dedicated volunteers did not let the unfavorable weather forecast deter them from joining our Sandy Ridge Local Stewardship Team to help care for the beloved trails. Since the area had seen significant snow earlier in the week, they decided to stay on the lower trails that see the … Read More