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 Pullman, in Whitman County, will construct a bicycle / pedestrian path through the downtown core. The eight to twelve foot wide paved path will be located along the South Fork of the Palouse River and will complete a missing link in the city’s path system. A seven-mile loop around the northern part of the city is nearly complete. This is the remaining segment needed to finish the loop trail. The development phase will include construction of the path, installation of two bridges over the river, construction of a trailhead, and associated amenities such as lighting, fencing, benches, and landscaping. A midpoint spur trail will provide a connection to the Pullman Central Business District via the trailhead. The citizen group Pullman Civic Trust is leading the efforts to complete this segment of the trail system and provided assistance with local fund raising efforts. The majority of the local match for the project comes from the proceeds of a bond for trail projects approved by Pullman voters in 1998