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.
King County developed 2.6 miles of the East Lake Sammamish Trail along the abandoned East Lake Sammamish Railroad corridor in King County. This is Phase 3 of a multi-phase project constructing the 11-mile trail corridor connecting the cities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah. The new trail features a 12-foot wide asphalt surface with two-foot gravel shoulders and a one-foot clear zone on each side of the trail. The ELST project provides improved intersections, clear sight lines, consistent signage and improved drainage. Environmental improvements include enhancing wetlands, stabilizing slopes, installing fish-passable culverts, and planting native landscaping. The ELST is the missing link in the 44-mile seamless urban regional trail corridor linking Seattle to the suburban cities and the Cascade Foothills.