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

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

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

RP Saturday Session recap

Written by Jered Bogli, Board Member ([email protected]) Saturday Sessions at Rocky Point kicked off this past Saturday (11/6) with a ton of much-needed maintenance work. A full group of volunteers led by Bob Carey and Charles Kim made their way up Tres Amigos to Pipeline and over to Switchblade. On the way up Tres Amigos, … Read More

Shoofly Trail Survey Results

Written by Ted Dodd ([email protected]) Thank you for participating in the Shoofly Trail survey. All the votes have been counted, and your additional comments have been reviewed and considered. As you can imagine, it is hard to please everyone all the time. To be fair and inclusive, we organized the vote so that everyone had the … Read More

NWTA instructor Interview – Ruandy Albisurez

Name: Ruandy Albisurez Preferred Pronouns: Roo How long have you been a part of NWTA? I am new to NWTA. I knew it was present when I first moved to the Portland area about 10-12 years ago, but I thought for some reason that it wasn’t an organization anymore for a long time. Now that … Read More

Celebrating the NWTA 2022 Planning Meeting

Last Sunday was a day of celebration as leaders and volunteers gathered together at Chris King in NW Portland for our 2022 planning meeting. There was palpable excitement and energy in the room. Why? Not only was it the first in-person meeting of the year, but there was much to celebrate with more miles of … Read More