Iron Horse-Renslow Trestle Decking and Railing

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

State Parks used this grant to install new concrete decking, railing and safety fencing on the 680 foot long historic Renslow Trestle that connects two portions of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail (formerly known as the Iron Horse Trail, separated by I-90 between the town of Ellensburg and the Columbia River. This project has improved safety and completed the missing link eliminating the last arduous and convoluted detour between Ellensburg and the Columbia River, resulting in 32 miles of continuous trail

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $1,136,290.78 Applicant Match: $9,747.55 Project Type: Development County: Kittitas Legislative District: 13 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1886

Location Details

Travel east on Parke Creek road approximately 2 miles from the town of Kittitas. Take a right turn on the Prater road. Take your first left after going over I-90 onto Boylston Road Follow Boylston road east approximately 3.25 miles to Stevens Road. Take a right on Stevens Road. In 400 feet take slight left down to Renslow Trailhead. Follow trail from the trailhead up to the railroad prism. Take a right and walk approximately 2600 LF to the Renslow Trestle

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.