Trail Maintenance

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

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

Firelane 5 Clearing in Forest Park

A small but mighty group of volunteers partnered with Portland Parks and Recreation to hand clear the downed trees and debris from Firelane 5 on Wednesday, April 20th. Initially, NWTA had a work party scheduled at Powell Butte; however, with a surprise mid-April snowstorm, efforts shifted to help open trails at Forest Park. As the … Read More

Gorge 400 Rehabilitation and Camping Work party

Written by Bob Carey, TSI Instructor Please come join us Friday evening, May 20th, and Saturday, May 21st, at the Wyeth Campground for a fun-filled weekend with NWTA to breathe new life into the Gorge 400 trail. This is a unique opportunity to work on a legacy trail set in a picturesque location along the Columbia … 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

Gateway Green Trail School Recap

Written by Paul Hobson, Vice President ([email protected]) On Sunday, March 27, instructors from NWTA Trail Sustainability Institute and eight new trail stewards gather at Gateway Green for the final Trail School session of the year. During class, students learned the ins and outs of trail anatomy, how water is managed on trails in the Pacific … Read More

Upcoming Rocky Point Dig Day (4/2) and Past Recaps

Join us this Saturday. We’ll be doing finish work on the new black trail in the clearcut. We’ll be carpooling into the worksite, and we need to keep the number of vehicles to a minimum. If you want to ride in after everyone meets up in the parking lot, that is great too! Please make … Read More