Columbia Gorge

DIG DAY – Cascade Locks Trail Construction – 11/26

NWTA is very excited to build a new technical, rocky trail outside of Cascade Locks Join us for a thrilling day of trail building and maintenance in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area! This in-person event is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who love to get their hands dirty and contribute to the local mountain … Read More

TSI Trail School: Intro to Rock Work Recap

Micro-blasters, Feathers, Catenaries, and Macro-rain By Andy Jansky Most people with common sense stayed home on Saturday, November 4th as it rained more than an inch in the Gorge.  Meanwhile, 12 hearty NWTA volunteers braved the rain, wind and thunder to learn how to use a variety of tools and specialty equipment for moving, splitting … Read More

Kids’ Ride at Cascade Locks easyCLIMB Trail 

By Elaine Bothe and Ryland Shipley Friends were made and fun was had at the NWTA Kids’ Ride at Cascade Locks easyCLIMB Trail System on a warm Sunday afternoon in July! We had five kids join us for a lap of beautiful views out across the Columbia River, endless and fun corners, a lovely snack … Read More

Kid’s Ride at easyCLIMB (Cascade Locks) – 7/16

Join us for a guided ride on some of the best trails around!  These rides will start out with reviewing the most basic skills and will offer light instruction as needed for particular features. We will split the group into Green Geckos (beginners) and Leapin’ Lizards (intermediates) and split into smaller groups as staffing allows. … Read More

Guided Ride at Cascade Locks (Adult Beginners 18+) – 7/16

Join us for a guided ride on some of the best trails around!  These rides will start out with reviewing the most basic skills and will offer light instruction as needed for particular features. We will have a single group and split the group into smaller groups as staffing allows. We will ride to the … Read More

Cascade Locks Weekend Work PARTY a success!

That’s right – we’re emphasizing the PARTY part after a magnificent weekend of trail work and fun for all.  A team of over 30 NWTA volunteers came together to do work on the new Cascade Locks trails in the Columbia River Gorge. The team worked on hand-building two difficult switchbacks, which included intricate rock work … Read More

Cascade Locks Dig Day #3 – 5/13

Our third work party out at the brand new CLIMB system in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area NWTA and the Cascade Locks team are excited to offer our trail stewards and volunteers an opportunity to participate in a challenging hand-build for a section of the new trails at Cascade Locks, south of I-84. The … Read More

Cascade Locks Dig Day – 4/22

NEW MTB TRAILS IN THE GORGE, WHAT COULD BE BETTER! NWTA and the Cascade Locks team are excited to offer our trail stewards and volunteers an opportunity to participate in a challenging hand-build for a section of the new trails at Cascade Locks, south of I-84. The work will entail building new trail with lots … Read More

Trail School @ Easy Climb Trail – Cascade Locks – 4/2

The Trail Sustainability Institute will be hosting Trail School at Easy Climb in Cascade Locks. Trail School teaches the fundamental skills needed to maintain our trails. Participants will be learning safety techniques and tool identification/uses and hands-on training of corridor clearing, drainage, as well as bench and tread work. Northwest Trail Alliance’s Trail Sustainability Institute’s goal … Read More