Bud Blancher Trail

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 Town of Eatonville used this grant to construct a 2.3 mile non-motorized multi-use trail measuring 10 feet in width between the Town of Eatonville and the UW Pack Forest. The trail begins at the Eatonville School District playfields near the Town Center and ends at Pack Forest. The project included signage and landscaping, and two 12-foot wide pedestrian bridges over the Mashel and Little Mashel rivers. The entire legnth of the trail is crushed rock. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project is non-motorized trail use.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Eatonville Town of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $584,961.88 Applicant Match: $587,089.47 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 2 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1037

Location Details

The proposed trail site can be accessed from several points along SR-161. Heading South on SR-161, turn left on Lynch Creek Road and park at the Baseball field on your right. Heading South on SR-161, turn left on Center Street E and Right on Weyerhaeuser Road S. Heading South on SR-161 turn left on 437th Street East. The western areas of the trail site can be accessed through the main entrance of UW Pack Forest off of SR-7 just south of SR-161.

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.