Green Mountain SF – Phase 1 Trail System Expansion

Category Overview

The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to develop 14 miles of trail in Green Mountain State Forest, about 18 miles southwest of the Silverdale-Bremerton area. The new trails will expand opportunities for mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians and give visitors a safer and less congested experience on the mountain. The department will renovate and re-route 4 miles of trail and develop 10 miles of new trail, effectively doubling the miles of existing trail. The renovated and re-routed trails will disperse users out of busy trailheads and protect a sensitive stream and wetland. The new trails will improve trail connections and provide access into remote areas of the state forest. The Department of Natural Resources will contribute $140,000 in a state appropriation, staff labor, materials, and donations of cash and labor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $ 320,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 140,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Kitsap Legislative District: 35 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1447

Location Details

From Bremerton, follow State Route 310 west for three miles to Kitsap Lake. Turn left on Northlake Way, then left onto the Seabeck Highway and follow it for three miles. Turn left again onto Holly Road and stay on it for another three miles. Look for a left-hand turn for Lake Tahuya Road. Take this one, then after a mile and a quarter, turn left to Gold Creek Trailhead.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.