Press Release – New Trail Alert from USFS

Photo: C2 Recreation Consulting

August 10, 2021 – Cascade Locks, OR

As featured in USFS The Scene Newsletter – August 2021

“The Forest Service is partnering with The Port of Cascade Locks and Northwest Trail Alliance to develop a 15-mile shared-use trail system that will expand opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, and equestrian use in the vicinity of Cascade Locks.

As more people get into mountain biking, the demand for trails in the Pacific Northwest has skyrocketed and opportunities in the Columbia River Gorge are limited. The new trail system will fit that niche and will also connect to a number of trail systems in the area, creating multiple, interconnecting mountain biking, hiking, and equestrian trail loop opportunities!”

Read the rest of the article HERE.

Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) has been a part of this project since its inception. Project Lead & Advocacy Director Andy Jansky shares “NWTA is excited to work with our partners at The Port of Cascade Locks & The US Forest Service. We have volunteered to build 3 miles of this trail system as part of the Phase 1 grant application.” He also shares “Get your shovels ready NWTA!!”.

Northwest Trail Alliance is a nonprofit organization advocating for access to trails, building trails, and maintaining trails for over 30 years. Serving roughly a 60-mile radius extending from the Oregon coast, into parts of Southern Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St Helens National Monument, and to the Western foothills of Mount Hood National Forest, while working with approximately 10 federal, state, county, and municipal land management agencies, as well as private land managers. To get involved or learn how to become a member, head HERE.