2018 Hood Stewardship Campout

2018 Hood Stewardship Campout

Our fourth Stewardship Campout of the season was also the was also the quickest to fill up thanks to the collaboration with ultra running community and Go Beyond Racing. These trails not only intersect with the PCT but also serve as the course for a sold-out 100 mile running race. 

2018 Willamette Stewardship Campout

2018 Willamette Stewardship Campout

Our Willamette Stewardship Campout focused on less than a mile. But what a mile—"Derrick's Deadly Switchbacks" descend 1,000' in this short distance.

2018 Deschutes Tier Stewardship Campout

2018 Deschutes Tier Stewardship Campout

After our work event's thunderstorms and snow flurries in the Fremont Tier over Memorial Day weekend we thought for sure we had left winter behind us. Nope. The forecast near our work site on the Deschutes Tier called for a "Heavy wintery mix."

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.