Chehalis Western Trail Phase 2

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

This project will develop seven miles of trail corridor. The project will construct and pave the trail corridor from 103rd Avenue to the connection with the Yelm-Tenino Trail (two miles west of Rainier). The trail will be 10 feet wide with gravel shoulders. The sponsor match for this project is the acquisition of the 12.45-mile Belmore to Gate railroad corridor. The Belmore to Gate runs from near Black Lake to just north of Rochester.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Thurston County Parks & Rec Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $599,813.20 Applicant Match: $599,813.21 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 98-1113

Location Details

The existing Chehalis Western Trail runs from Pacific Avenue near South Sound Mall in Lacey to just south of State Route 507. Phase two will continue the trail to the south.

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.