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 Department of Natural Resources and Parks will use this grant to pave about 3.5 miles of East Lake Sammamish Trail (ELST) Segment B, which runs along an abandoned railroad corridor on the east side of Lake Sammamish. Project elements include constructing a 12-foot-wide paved path with 2-foot-wide gravel shoulders on each side, improving drainage, and installing retaining wall, landscaping, fencing, and access/traffic controls. This completes the entire 11-mile trail corridor and directly connects the cities of Redmond, Sammamish, and Issaquah. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project will be non-motorized trail use.