Friday, May 28th, Scappoose Oregon
Today, May 28th, 2021, Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) opened over 6 miles of new and repurposed trails at Rocky Point. The maps of new trails are available to current NWTA members by updating the Trailforks maps. Membership must be current and a waiver signed to explore the new trails.
With over 4000 hours of work going into the trails this winter, a group of volunteers worked every weekend to lay out over 6 miles of trail. The expansion creates more access and hubs for multiple trails to start and end at. They were also built with near-term and long-term forestry activity in mind (Rocky Point is a working forest), maximizing access to trails when other areas become inaccessible.
There will be seven new trails; 1 Black (Expert) downhill only trail, 4 Green (Beginner) two-way trails, and two Blue (Intermediate) trails, one for uphill travel and one for down. To read more about the trails being open and the effort, it took to do so, head to this article below.
The new trails are available on Trailforks now. Follow these steps to view the new trails on your device:
• From the app, select “settings”
• Then “Downloaded Regions”
• Hit the refresh button on the Oregon region
• Close and reopen the app
The NWTA appreciates its members. Your membership is what builds these trails and makes the NWTA more visible locally to our elected leaders. To continue legally riding the trails, please make sure your Northwest Trail Alliance membership is up to date and that a signed waiver is on file for you.
Read here to learn more about Rocky Point. To get involved and help the Local Stewardship Team that maintains the trails; please head to our trail team page here. *** The NWTA Rocky Point Recreation Area is a leased property. NWTA members in good standing, have signed the online Rocky Point Waiver, have access to the area. To Become an NWTA member, head here: JOIN US!***
The 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.
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