Trail Maintenance

Powell Butte Work Party Recap

On Thursday, November 18th, in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, a group of volunteers gathered at the Visitors Center at Powell Butte Nature Park to support NWTA in our stewardship to maintain the trails open to mountain bikes. This was the 1st work party open to the public since NWTA signed its stewardship agreement … Read More

TSI Trail School at Sandy Ridge Recap

Written by Nancy Stone ([email protected]) After soaking up all of this information, the trail stewards took this new knowledge and put it to work on Lower Hide and Seek. Considering how much rain we receive in the PNW, everyone paid special attention to drainage and slope to ensure that water flows off the trail quickly with … 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

Sandy Ridge Workday Wrap-up and Recap

Written by Paul Hobson, Vice President ([email protected]g) This past Saturday, Brent Sullivan led a crew of 20 NWTA volunteers to continue the rebuild of Little Monkey and clean up Lower Hide and Seek at Sandy Ridge. Saturday also marked the inaugural work party with NWTA’s new collection of Rogue tools purchased for the Sandy Ridge … Read More

Trail Closure at Rocky Point

Upper Bob’s Yer Uncle is closed for major repair work from the top to the first road crossing until further notice. Bob’s Yer Uncle saw a lot of use all summer. As a result, the whole trail needs a lot of repairs. The work will include both repairs and re-routes through problem sections. The top … Read More

Trail Closure Announcement at Stub Stewart

Written by Ted Dodd ([email protected]) Notice from the Rangers at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Effective 10/19/21: Temporary closure at southern Shoofly bridge due to bridge failure. OPRD advises the public not to cross the bridge or attempt creek crossing. Please find an alternate route and plan accordingly. Updates on the issue will be posted on … Read More

10/16 Sandy Ridge Dig Day Recap

Written by Colin Marthaller, Stewardship Director & Quartermaster ([email protected]) The trails at Sandy Ridge see a very high level of traffic throughout every year. This is especially noticeable over the past year and a half. Right on the heels of our (NWTA) formal Volunteer Stewardship Agreement with the BLM (more info here), 24 volunteers came together … Read More

NWTA Enters Volunteer Stewardship Agreement with the BLM at Sandy Ridge

Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) enters into a formal Volunteer Stewardship agreement with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the mountain bike trails at Sandy Ridge Trail System. This agreement covers the maintenance of the Sandy Ridge Trail System.  Specifically: Layout and design of trail locations based on specifications provided by the BLM Trail corridor … Read More