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 purpose of this agreement is to construct a 6.1 mile trail along an abandoned Burlington Northern Railroad right-of-way. The proposed asphalt trail will be 12′ wide with 2′ shoulders. A parallell 8′ wide natural surface trail will be constructed for backpackers and equestrian users. Trailheads, located west of South Prairie and east of Orting, provide restrooms and parking for RV’s, cars and trailers. These will be expanded with the addition of picnic facilities and signage. This project is part of the Foothills Trail which is a 24 mile segment of the Nisqually to Mt. Rainier Trail System.