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.
Larry Scott Memorial Park is a 7 mile trail corridor for non-motorized uses which serves as the eastern terminus of the 51 mile Olympic Discovery Trail. The trail corridor is presently being acquired under an IAC grant; none of it is developed yet for public use. The proposed project is to develop the first 1.8 mile trail section between the City of Port Townsend and Mill Road near SR20. This trail segment travels along a spectacular stretch of shoreline, past wetlands, wildlife areas, and forest as well as passing industrial facilities such as the area’s largest employer, the Port Townsend Paper Mill. The trail will serve pedestrians and bicyclists, and will provide a separate equestrian path along all but the final 1/3 mile stretch in which geographical constraints preclude horses. The main path will be surfaced with crushed rock. There will be several interpretive waysides along the trail, scenic viewpoints, and facilities for picnicking. All portions of the trail and trail amenities will be barrier free and fully accessible.