Trail Maintenance

Rocky Point North Side Build

Over the last year, most of the property on the north side of Rocky Point road was logged, affecting all of the original forested trails there (except RP United and Andyland). NWTA has been planning for the eventual clearcut of this area for a while, and has already started to rebuild the area. The trails … Read More

Funding Partnership with IMBA Will Expand Skills Area at Gateway Green

Written by Lisa Olivares, Executive Director Thanks to a funding partnership with IMBA, Northwest Trail Alliance is working with Portland Parks and Recreation, Stacy and Witbeck, TriMet, and other local partners to update and expand the mountain bike skills area of Gateway Green. Gateway Green is an immensely popular park that offers singletrack trails, an … Read More

SHIFT Work Party Provides Huge Boost

Written by Jim LeMonds Every hiker and mountain biker who utilizes trails on the south, east, and west sides of Mount St. Helens will benefit from a remarkable effort by Northwest Trail Alliance volunteer trail crews on August 20.  In partnership with the US Forest Service – Gifford Pinchot NWTA hosted a weekend campout at … Read More

Fanny’s Yer Aunt Opens at Rocky Point

Written by Ali Evershed The vision for Fanny’s Yer Aunt began in September 2020, when Nancy Stone was the only woman seated at the table to plan future trails at Rocky Point. Staring at the underrepresentation in the room she thought, “What if we create a trail that’s designed and built by all women?” Nancy … Read More

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

Top of Lower Hide & Seek Temporary closure

Heads up, Sandy Ridge Riders! Our work on the Lower Hide & Seek trail continues and as of Monday, June 6th, we will temporarily close the trail from the junction where it meets Upper H&S to the cutoff under the power lines (where the trail cuts into the road from Little Monkey). See the map … Read More

Stub Stewart Spring Update

Written by Ted Dodd ([email protected]) LAPQUEST Join us on Saturday, June 11th, from 9 am – 5 pm for the long-awaited return of LapQuest at LL Stub Stewart Trail System. LapQuest is a grassroots group ride race/non-race social event. Come to race or just do a couple of laps at your speed. It is all the … Read More

Gorge 400 Work Party and Campout Recap

Written by Bob Carey, TSI Instructor The Cascade Locks International Mountain Bike trail (CLIMB) has been a long-time vision of Andy Jansky. If you don’t know Andy personally, you have likely biked somewhere he has been involved directly or indirectly. Andy is the cornerstone of stakeholder collaboration for bike access development for NWTA. Andy and The … Read More

Klootchy Creek Update and Events

Written by Steven Blakesley We don’t complain much about the weather on the coast, but this is the wettest spring that we’ve seen in a long time at Klootchy Creek!  Unusually heavy rain has slowed down some projects, and affected some existing trails. We are looking forward to some warmer dryer days ahead for those … 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