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.
The City of Buckley plans to complete development of the regional Foothills Trail within its city limits. The City has the responsibility for the maintenance of the existing trail that now ends at the Buckley National Guard Armory on River Avenue. This project will extend the trail by 2,400 feet, be paved to an 11 foot width, and be ADA accessible with level landings and signage provided where grades dictate. This segment will run north from the Armory along the abandoned railroad grade alignment (now owned by the City) to the southerly boundary of the Puget Sound Energy flume. The trail will parallel the flume eastward to the River Avenue right-of-way, where it will cross the flume using the old highway bridge, then continue north on the River Avenue right-of-way to the south side of the White River. This Foothills Trail segment will end at the existing 7.93 acre Riverside Park, which includes a gravel parking lot and a level grassy area.