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 complete surfacing of the 25-mile Ferry County Rail Trail. The project will surface 8.94 miles from the Kiwanis Trailhead northeast of Curlew Lake to Lundimo Meadows Road south of the town of Curlew. The County will place a compacted crusher fines and screened aggregate mix suitable for non-motorized use on all but 0.8 miles from the Kiwanis trailhead to Lambert Creek. That 0.8-mile section will be surfaced with compacted crusher fines that meet ADA accessibility guidelines using the same method as previous development phases 2, 3, and 4 which were funded by Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office grants. The County will improve the Curlew trailhead which will include installation of a vault toilet, kiosk, and signs. The primary recreational opportunities provided by the project are nonmotorized trail uses such as biking, walking, and cross-country skiing.