12 Months of WWRP: Trails

January 20, 2021

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

This month’s featured project is the final phase of the Spruce Railroad Trail, located on the ancestral land of the S’Klallam and Coast Salish people. Clallam County used this grant for the final phase of the Spruce Railroad Trail that completed the construction of the last two miles of the historic 1918 Spruce Railroad Grade located between the McFee Tunnel and the Daley-Rankin Tunnel within the Olympic National Park. This trail is a segment of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The rocking and paving effort also extended the trail an additional 0.2 miles north down the Lyre River Ravine on the historic Spruce Railroad Grade alignment.

Our friend, supporter, and former Policy and Outreach manager, Betsy Robblee, had the chance to ride the newly completed trail this past November 2020. Mahalo Betsy for sharing your ride with us!

Spruce Railroad Trail
Lake Crescent & Spruce Railroad Trail