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 3.51 miles of the 25-mile non-motorized Ferry County Rail Trail. This project includes resurfacing of a 3.51 mile long segment of the trail from Hurlbert Road to the northern terminus of the trail in Danville. The existing surface of the trail includes coarse ballast in places that makes use by pedestrians and bicyclists difficult. Placement of a compacted crushed rock surface will create a surface suitable for all non-motorized use. The project will expand Ferry County’s current trail holdings and allow for a variety of non-motorized recreational uses including biking, walking, and winter activities such as cross country skiing. Addditional project components include installation of a bridge crossing over Lone Ranch Creek and the development of a small trailhead in Danville. The primary recreational opportunities provided by the project will be biking, cross country skiing, and walking.