Bear Creek Trail: The Missing Link

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

The project is the acquisition of a .81 acre parcel and a 30 x 120 foot trail easement. This acquisition will complete the 1/4-mile Avondale & Union Hill Road trail segment. This project will link the existing trail underpass at Union Hill Road with the roughly graded trail across two developed parcels. The Avondale & Union Hill Road segment ties into the Trail at Bear Creek Park segment which will be constructed in 2005 and is 1/3 mile. The Trail at Bear Creek Park will cross Redmond Way at a new light in 2004 and flow into the constructed 1-mile Town Center Trail segment. The Town Center Trail connects directly with the Sammamish River Trail. Thus this acquisition will complete a 1.6 trail portion of the Bear Creek Trail corridor. These segments and others constitute the Bear & Evans Creek Trail & Greenway which consists of two main trail corridors, the Bear Creek Trail and the Evans Creek Trail. Redmond’s current project is part of the Bear Creek Trail corridor. Bear & Evans Creek Trail & Greenway is 9 mile trail project being acquired and developed in phases. The overal project connects to other Redmond and King County trails and will create loops in and around the city.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Redmond City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $181,525.00 Applicant Match: $181,525.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 48 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 04-1241

Location Details

Drive north on SR 520 until it ends at Union Hill Road. Turn west (left) on Union Hill Road. Turn north (right) onto Avondale Way. The parcels are on the east (right) side of Avondale Way just south of Championship Motors.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.