Northwest Trail Alliance


Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) increases access to nature through our mission to create, enhance, and protect mountain bike riding opportunities; to advocate for trail access; to promote responsible mountain biking; and to build, maintain, and ride sustainable trails.

Bottom Line for Portland

Within the Portland metro area, underserved and underrepresented communities continue to face barriers and feel unwelcome in the outdoor recreation community; people are seeking to connect with nature as outdoor recreation popularity has soared; and trails are a critical part of the work to preserve and protect our climate and natural spaces. NWTA meets these challenges by bringing more off-road cycling programming and trails to our communities that don’t have reliable access to outdoor spaces and recreational opportunities. More trails open to bikes and more bike trail connectivity not only gives us spaces to recreate, but helps promote biking as a healthy form of transportation to meet city-wide climate goals. Our Trail Sustainability Institute also promotes trails and recreation as a critical piece in preserving our natural lands.


“The Northwest Trail Alliance has been a vital partner in the development and stewardship of Gateway Green. Portland Parks & Recreation appreciates our partnership with NWTA, and the work they do to help Portlanders stay active and enjoying the outdoors.” — Ross Swanson, Portland Parks & Recreation

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NWTA wants a world where everyone feels welcome, safe, and free in the outdoors. As an organization, the NWTA is committed to creating a pathway to nature for everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, faith, and country of origin. Our board, organization, and members are under no illusion that this work is easy or has an endpoint. We embrace the challenging work with full awareness of its broad scope, nevertheless, we’re setting our goals aloft . In any cases where we fall short of our expectations, we will continue to strive towards our goal of maximum positive impact. We can only do such by continuously expanding our collective and individual knowledge and confronting our biases. We are committed to making sure the outdoors are for everyone. Read our full Equity Statement.


Thank you to NWTA sponsor Nossa Familia Coffee for their 2023 Give!Guide match and incentive! Thank you also to Yakima for product credit incentives and Hopworks Brewery for the donation of our Give!Guide event space.


Nossa Familia is a local Portland coffee company with strong roots in the cycling community that supports a number of local organizations with charitable social and/or environmental missions. Yakima partners with organizations looking the enhance or promote outdoor recreation to ensure future generations have opportunities to play outside. Hopworks Brewery is a local Portland brewery that is both B Corp and Salmon Safe Certified, supporting a love for beer, people and our planet.

$29,926 raised of $20,000 goal
276 donations
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Year Founded: 1988

Tax ID: 861130479

Northwest Trail Alliance is in the Environment category which is sponsored by A to Z Wineworks.

They're a little-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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