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 Elwha River Pedestrian Bridge – Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) Link project will construct the key 792′ pedestrian bridge connection over the Elwha River and 2.3 miles of former railroad grade into an ADA-accessible regional trail. This bridge and trail segment will link 30 miles of existing ODT east of the Elwha River with the newly constructed 20 miles of ODT “Adventure Route” west of the Elwha River. In addition to linking two existing segments of regional trail, the 14-foot-wide pedestrian bridge will provide outstanding views of the spectacular Elwha River Valley. The ODT will eventually cross the North Olympic Peninsula from Port Townsend to Forks.