NWTA

A New Year Update from Northwest Trail Alliance

Happy New Year!   As we start 2023, our Board and staff are reflecting on how amazing 2022 was for NWTA.  We now steward over 250 miles of trails — with many more miles on the horizon!  Nearly 100 kids enjoyed our inaugural season of youth programming, and a multitude of members and supporters joined us … Read More

NWTA is Hiring a Full-time Executive Director

Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) is hiring its first full-time Executive Director to continue our progress in building, maintaining, and advocating for new trails near the Portland Metro area. The ideal candidate is a positive, collaborative, and team-oriented leader to fulfill our mission through stewardship, advocacy, and engagement of our membership.  This new Executive Director will … Read More

Trail Sister’s Gear Swap Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The NW Trail Sisters hosted a free Gear Swap on Thursday (3/31) evening at Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB). This proved a successful endeavor of getting no longer used gear out of the back of closets and into the hands of Trail Sisters, who could put it to … Read More

Newell Creek Canyon Grand Opening

On Saturday, April 2nd, NWTA & the community celebrated the grand opening of Metro’s 1st natural area with dedicated bike-only trails. Newell Creek Canyon Nature Park in Oregon City covers 236 acres of forest. Along with Newell Creek, dozens of smaller seasonal and spring-fed creeks run through the park. The park features 2.5 miles of … Read More

Save The Date – Upcoming NWTA Events

(Dates are subject to change and more events will be added) April 2nd: Metro Newell Creek Grand Opening and Green Geckos MTB Clinic at Newell Creek April 2nd: Black Line Bluff and Tune Work Party at Rocky Point April 9th: Gorge 400 Trail Rehabilitation April 12th: Ride Leader Training – Gateway Green April 16th: Sandy … Read More

Green Geckos Mountain Bike Clinic on 4/2

Mountain Bike Skills Class for Beginner/Intermediate 8-11-year-olds About this event Let’s celebrate the GRAND OPENING of Metro’s Newell Creek Nature Park! Before the festivities start NWTA is conducting a mountain bike skills clinic from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. For Ages: 8-11 Rider Experience: Beginner/intermediate with ½ – 1 of riding on dirt trails Pre-registration … Read More

Gorge Trail 400 Rehabilitation on 4/9

Let’s do some work on Gorge Trail 400! About this event We would like you to join us for a unique opportunity to work on a legacy project in the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks on the Gorge 400 Trail. NWTA does not get to build or modify mountain bike trails on federal land … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Work Party Recap (2/5)

Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST ([email protected]) On Saturday, February 5th, 13 folks gathered to continue tread work that was started in December on the .35 mile Gales Creek re-route in the Tillamook State Forest. In 3 hours, we finished roughing in the entire line and removed a couple of stumps – one with mechanical … Read More

IN-PERSON January (01/25) Member Meeting at Hopworks Powell Mothership!

For this meeting, we need you to pre-register so we can let Hopworks know how many people will be attending. About this event We’re going to kick off 2022 on a hopeful note with an in-person member meeting at Hopworks on Powell Blvd.  We’ll be using Hopworks outdoor covered /heated space so that we can … Read More

NWTA Instructor Interview – Nell Stamper

Name: Nell StamperPreferred Pronouns: She/her/hers How long have you been a part of NWTA? I have been volunteering with NWTA since 2017, doing trail work and helping at events. I joined the NWTA Board of Directors in 2020, as a liaison with the North Coast chapter. What made you interested in becoming an instructor? I … Read More