New for 2018 - Updated Oregon Timber Trail Route Guide and Maps

New for 2018 - Updated Oregon Timber Trail Route Guide and Maps

That's right, our entire website and download center has been extensively updated for 2018. Here are the highlights.


Springwater School is awarded Riding for Focus grant

Springwater School is awarded Riding for Focus grant

Congrats to our partners at Springwater School for being awarded the Riding for Focus grant! They are the first and only school in Oregon to receive the grant. Watch their application video below, as well as a video about the Riding for Focus program.

2018 Fremont Tier Stewardship Campout in Photos

2018 Fremont Tier Stewardship Campout in Photos

The Fremont Tier continues to hold its intrigue—the most remote of our Stewardship Campouts also was the first to fill up. Thirty-five hard working volunteers cleared and improved roughly 130 miles of the Oregon Timber Trail over the course of our 6 day event.

Recap: Technical Skills for Backcountry Trail Maintenance

Recap: Technical Skills for Backcountry Trail Maintenance

Personally, I got tired with just “using” trails. I’ve been riding mountain bikes on and off for 30 years.  It was time to give back a little more. Luckily for all of us, the Oregon Timber Trail is 670 miles long and much of it is remote and in certain sections are in disrepair.

Interested in helping maintain public trails? Here's what you need to bring.

Interested in helping maintain public trails? Here's what you need to bring.

Come on down! No experience required! That’s right, you just need a smile, a good attitude, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Oregon Timber Trail Alliance stewardship events aren’t just about clearing trail. They are also about educating folks on trail maintenance techniques you can take back and use at your local trails (or along the OTT!). 

Sawyer Training Weekend — Video Recap

Sawyer Training Weekend — Video Recap

Still a little curious about what goes on at our popular Sawyer Training Weekends? Get a behind the scenes look at last month's Horse Creek event shot by Dan Sharp and edited by Christopher San Augustin.

Meet the Sawyer Training Scholarship Recipients

Meet the Sawyer Training Scholarship Recipients

The Oregon Timber Trail Alliance is proud to partner with Blazin Saddles bike shop in Sisters and Horse Creek Lodge of McKenzie Bridge to offer four full-ride scholarships to our Sawyer Trainings. Meet our scholarship recipients below. 

Sawyer Certification Event - Horse Creek Lodge 2018

Sawyer Certification Event - Horse Creek Lodge 2018

The weekend kicked off with an incredibly thorough First Aid, CPR, and Bleeding Control certification from our board member Kim McCormack and partners at Cascade Training Center. As Friday night rolled in, and Horse Creek Lodge rolled out the spread they had prepared for us we began to realize how spoiled we were going to be all weekend.

Sawyer Course Scholarships Announced

Sawyer Course Scholarships Announced

Interested in joining one of the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance's upcoming sawyer certification events but you broke open your piggy bank to register and a couple snickers wrappers fell out? Time to apply for a scholarship! 

2018 Event Calendar — Stewardship Campouts, Sawyer Trainings, Slideshows, & more

2018 Event Calendar — Stewardship Campouts, Sawyer Trainings, Slideshows, & more

It's the new year and we're gearing up for a busy twelve months on the Oregon Timber Trail. A lot of you have been asking about our popular Stewardship Campouts and Sawyer Certifications so we've been busy getting all our ducks in a row. Here is our 2018 calendar of events covering a broad spectrum from cooking, in the backcountry, to social panel events, to weekend-long certifications. We hope this series is inspiring and educational and we're looking forward to sharing these experiences with you.