Castle Rock Riverfront Trail Extension

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

Castle Rock used this grant to extend the Riverfront Trail by approximately 0.5 miles, added lighting to the extension and to a portion of the existing trail, constructed a fishing platform at river’s edge, and a parking area. The 10-foot-wide paved trail is primarily along the top of the Cowlitz River levee and passes through several neighborhoods and parks. The trail provides active recreation primarily through walking and bicycling.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Castle Rock City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $163,074.52 Applicant Match: $46,983.00 Project Type: Development County: Cowlitz Legislative District: 19 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1733

Location Details

The east side extension is off I-5 Exit 49, approximately .2 miles west on SR411 (towards downtown Castle Rock). The trail is on the right adjacent ot SR411 To arrive at the west side improvements take I-5 Exit 49, follow SR411 west, take a right at A Street SW (second red light) travel over the Cowlitz River Bridge, turn right at the four way stop (West Side Hwy) and travel approximately .25 miles. On the right near the Castle Rock High School is the access road to the ball fields and trail.

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.