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 acquisition of this parcel will not only provide a permanent legal access point to the CMRA (Colville Mountain Recreation Area), but will greatly enhance the quality of life for all users, including the underserved and low income residents of Stevens County. This grant will enable the City to acquire 38.37 acres for a future trailhead to access the multi-use, non-motorized CMRA trail system. The CMRA is located in Stevens County on City property surrounded by private lands. Currently there is no permanent legal access to the CMRA and its trail system. Our goal is to provide a permanent access that will connect the City right-of-way to the current trail system. Permanent access, which is presently vulnerable and at risk, will provide outstanding affordable outdoor recreation for the community and tourist.