Sandy Ridge

Sandy Ridge Lower Hide & Seek Update

The reopening of the upper section of the trail has been delayed due to the significant amount of rain that has fallen in the area. Please adhere to the signs posted and do not enter areas that are closed. Machine operators & volunteers are busy working and do not expect riders entering the areas they … Read More

NW Trail Sisters Cornering Clinic Event Recap

Written by Allie Hurtgen, NWTA Instructor On Tuesday, May 24th, the NW Trail Sisters met at Sandy Ridge for a cornering skills clinic led by NWTA Coaches Allie and Nancy. The stoke was high and all of the women showed huge progress in their cornering! The clinic started with a warm-up in the parking lot … Read More

Sandy Ridge Lower Hide and Seek Announcement

Attention Sandy Ridge Riders!  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 10th, NWTA, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, has hired Sasquatch Trails to work on a complete overhaul of the Lower Hide and Seek trail. This project is expected to last 6 weeks (weather permitting). While the trail will not be closed, during this time, … Read More

Sandy Ridge Work Party Recap and Upcoming Dig Day on 5/7

On Saturday, April 16th, a group of dedicated volunteers did not let the unfavorable weather forecast deter them from joining our Sandy Ridge Local Stewardship Team to help care for the beloved trails. Since the area had seen significant snow earlier in the week, they decided to stay on the lower trails that see the … Read More

Antfarm Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Northwest Trail Alliance’s Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) was fortunate enough to collaborate with AntFarm Youth Services for a Trail School at Sandy Ridge on Saturday. Our TSI Instructors were immediately impressed with this group of kids. The level of respect, attentiveness, and inquisitive nature would make … Read More

Sandy Ridge Work Party Recap (3/12)

Written by Stacy Sullivan, Sandy Ridge Volunteer On Saturday, March 12th, 16 amazing volunteers came out for trail work on what turned out to be an epic day weather-wise! Flow Motion was given some maintenance and berm repair. Trail Steward Brent Sullivan and crew leads Shane Gould, Lee Lemmon, and volunteer Tony Parham removed a … Read More

Sandy Ridge Work Party Recap (2/27)

Written by Paul Hobson, Vice President of NWTA ([email protected]) On Sunday (Feb 27), Brent Sullivan, with 25 volunteers and 5 crew leaders, lucked out with the weather and performed some much-needed maintenance at Sandy Ridge. Three crews focused on repairing berms on Lower Hide and Seek and Flow Motion, while Rick Gales’ crew continued his … Read More

Sawyer Work Clearing Downed Trees at Sandy Ridge

Written by Colin Marthaller, Stewardship Director & Quartermaster ([email protected]) This past Sunday (1/16), a couple of our USFS certified sawyers, SRT trail stewards, and swampers cleared downed trees at Sandy Ridge. In total, a dozen trees were cleared from Upper Hide & Seek and Johnny Royale. These trails are now clear. If you happen to come … Read More

Crew Leader Training Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) Crew Leaders, by nature, are typically a hearty bunch of folks. This was put to the test when both new and established Crew Leaders gathered at Sandy Ridge on Saturday (12/11) for Crew Leader training. As temperatures hovered around 40° and the rain poured down, these leaders … Read More

Little Monkey is Open

After 4 1/2 weeks of construction, the trail is now open. The features are new, and some are soft due to rebuilding. Please use your best judgment when deciding when to ride the trail. Riding when it’s wet and after heavy rains is not ideal and will result in extra maintenance & repairs for our … Read More