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.
Ferry County will use this grant to resurface 7.24 miles of the 25-mile Ferry County Rail Trail. The County will improve the trail surface from the tunnel on the Kettle River, 2 miles north of the town of Curlew, continuing north to Canada at the town of Danville. The County will replace the trail surface with compacted road bed material, which will be suitable for all non-motorized use. The County also will add a restroom to the Kiwanis trailhead parking lot, develop a modest trailhead at Wall Street in Danville at the north end of the trail, and develop two primitive water access sites along the Kettle River on land owned by the Bureau of Land Management. One of the water access sites will include a primitive campsite with a restroom. Ferry County will contribute $83,000 in equipment, labor, materials, and donations of cash.