The NWTA Rocky Point Recreation Area is a leased property owned by the Weyerhaeuser Company (a private timber company). The area is approximately 3,000 acres, has multiple points of access, and currently has a mixture of gravel roads and trails optimized for off-road cycling, but also open to walking. NWTA members in good standing have access to the area, and NWTA is actively engaged with Weyerhaeuser to develop the existing trail network into a more comprehensive system of interconnected trails. Over the coming years, we plan to expand the inventory of XC and DH trails in the area.
If you are an NWTA member, this is your local area to access nature on a bike. Go enjoy it. You can ride it twelve months of the year.
Status (05/13/2023) Partial closures
South Side Rocky Point
- Travel from the main parking lot south along the fireroad
- Access at the upper “shuttle” gate
The following trails are now permanently CLOSED:
- Skeet Chute
- Rusty Fiat
- Tres Amigos
The following trails are CLOSED until further notice:
- Seral (eastern section)
- Beginner skills area
Until early to mid summer, the ONLY way to access the trails south of Rocky Point road will be via Windup then Ill Tempered Gnome. NWTA started planning these trails out in late 2020 to ensure we would not get shut out when this area was eventually logged. Note: two way traffic is now approved for Windup to allow for an easier way back down than Fanny’s. Please be courteous in passing as the trail is narrow.
North Side Rocky Point
Andyland, RP United, Fanny’s Yer Aunt, Windup, and Ill-Tempered Gnome (north) are open. NOTE: 2022 logging activity has affected 90% of the North side.
Access to the leased property is available to NWTA members provided the following criteria are met:
- NWTA membership is current, and member is in good standing nw-trail.org/join/
- Member has read the terms and conditions found at nw-trail.org/rocky-terms
- Member has signed the online release of liability waiver found at nw-trail.org/rockywaiver (use the EXACT same name and email address as you used for your NWTA membership)
- Member has checked the up to date terms and access status to the property at nw-trail.org/rocky-terms
Adults may sign a waiver to give access to a minor at the link listed above, but must also sign one for themselves, and the minor must be accompanied by the adult when accessing the property.
Trailforks access to Rocky Point hidden trails (If you would like access to the TrailForks maps at Rocky Point, or are having problems with the maps, follow THESE steps)
The trails out at Rocky Point are said to have originated as horse and moto trails. People have been riding bikes out at Rocky Point at least since the 1970s. It started on touring bikes mostly on gravel roads, but with a bit of venturing in on the singletrack. With the advent of mountain bikes in the 80s, folks started to make a more concerted effort to make the trails functional for bikes. The land was sold in 2016 to Weyerhaeuser. This effectively shut down access to most mountain bikers for several years. In 2019 NWTA and Weyerhaeuser entered into a lease agreement. That agreement allowed NWTA to manage access through its membership. Since then the trail system has been transformed with thousands of hours of trail building an maintenance in just the first six months of stewardship.
Suggested RP Intro Ride (use Trailforks for map)
North Side Loop
- Start at the mid gate parking lot
- Cross the road to RP United
- Take a right onto Andyland.
- RP United out to parking lot
Rocky Point Events
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