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  Tying Together

           the Villages at Mt. Hood
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Our Mission:
Tie together the Villages at Mt. Hood  , Brightwood to Government Camp and the Mt Hood and regional recreation resources, with family walking, biking, hiking, and equestrian community trails and recreation resources to improve quality of life and enhance the economic development of the area.

Last Two Miles of Springwater Trail:
We Succeed! Paving this year

Grand Opening Celebration:
February. 1, 2014!! (click for details)

As of 2013-1202 Portland Wheelman Touring Club had newsletter pictures
        - see here!

Our project, starting with the November 14, 2006 meeting with Clackamas County et al:
          "What can the Barlow Trail Association
             do to get the Last Two Miles
             of the Springwater Trail Paved"

has been successful! The project is committed and will get done!
see Sandy Post 2013-0529.

Welches Rd, Fairway, Arrah Wanna in TIP!:
We can Succeed! They're Tier 1 Projects!

    Shoulders to be built when funds are available (2015?)!

Our project, starting in 2004 in getting these projects in the CIP, seems to be "maturing" nicely!
          "It is in theTier 1 in the 20 Year TSP!" (well, except Salmon River, but the slide was always a show stopper)
special thanks to the Resort for support the work!

Covered, Multi-Level Bike Rack!

These racks are used in Ashland and are being installed at Southern Oregon University.
For more pictures see
     BikeRack
and for information, contact Susan Corwin

Help Create a
Beginner to Intermediate Mtn Bike Challenge Park!

The Barlow Trail Association is very happy that it got the BLM to pick up and create the Sandy Ridge Trail System (might have been a bit sooner is BLM Rec mgr,  Laura Dowlan, hadn't grabbed the opportunity to transfer to the Steens).

Now, let's make it more useable for "normal" folk!
See about the BLM survery
==> Must be filled out by Monday, February 18, 2013!

ODOT US 26/Laurel Hill Project

Thursday 5-7pm, March 14, 2013
Resort at the Mountain

ODOT is designing a project on U.S. 26 between east of Rhododendron and OR 35 that improves safety and preserves the highway. More information about this project is provided on this page.


Sandy Ridge Mtn Biking
Trails Dedication

Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 9am.
Homestead Rd Gate
E. Barlow Trail Rd west of Brightwood
Google Map
June 4th (National Trail Day) will mark the official dedication of the Sandy Ridge Trail system.
A brochure put out by the BLM describes the planned and completed trails:
       Sandy Ridge Trail System Brochure
       BLM volunteering site
Location: Homestead Road Gate off of E. Barlow Trail Road
Time: 9:00 AM

Barlow Pioneer Camp

September 7 to 15, 2013 9am-4pm(? not scheduled yet)

The Barlow Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest will likely sponsor their annual Pioneer History Camp this year September 2013.   The camp will be held at White River Station Campground along the Oregon Trail in the beautiful Cascade Mountains .   The camp is along the Barlow Road , the last overland segment of the Oregon Trail , and the setting is what an 1840's pioneer camp might have looked like.   There is a pioneer wagon, trunk with clothes, tin ware, period dishes, cast iron Dutch ovens, bags of dried foods, and a basket of children's toys from the time period to try out.   Interpreters live in tents, cook in dutch ovens, dress in pioneer clothing, and share the stories of the trail.   To make a reservation for your group, or for more information contact Sarah Green at 541-467-2291

Pictures from previous years


Trolley Trail groundbreaking!

Tuesday, March 22, at 11 a.m.
Stringfield Family Park, 3614 SE Naef Road.
See you at the grand opening this fall!
NCPRD, Clackamas County and other partners are working together to build the future Trolley Trail, a six-mile bike and pedestrian trail. It connects neighborhoods from downtown Milwaukie to the City of Gladstone and beyond.

The trail, beginning construction now, will follow the historic streetcar right-of-way that ran in the area from 1893 until 1968. Construction is expected to be completed by late fall.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Pam Girtman (503-742-4353 or parks@co.clackamas.or.us) or check the website at www.hhpr.com/trolleytrail.

Bike It! Map is now available!

Bike It! is a full-color, full-size, water resistant map with the entire county on one side and the urban area on the other. The map has lots of information to help bicyclists pick the best routes, whether for work or recreation, including:

The map also highlights 10 suggested recreational bike rides, from seven to 73 miles long, from relatively flat farmland to uphill all the way. Each ride has its own map, ride summary, elevation profile and points of interest.

2008-11-10 Portland Metro Blue Ribbon Trails Committee adopts
"Integrated Mobility Strategy"
as approach for trails in Portland area

Building on the success of getting the "Green Spaces" bond measure, Portland Metro is working towards building/completing the major trail packages for the area, including "Mt. Hood Connections".
For more information look at the document, the Metro committee page, or contact Susan Corwin.


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