Naches Spur Rail to Trail

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

Yakima County utilized this grant to develop 4.6 mile section of paved trail in Yakima County stretching from the town of Naches to the community of Gleed. This project helped to realize the ultimate goal for the County to develop a trail connecting the Town of Naches to the City of Yakima’s Yakima Greenway. The vision was for over 20 miles of non-motorized paved trail connecting several communities, as well as, providing links to neighboring trail systems including the William O. Douglas Trail/Cowiche Canyon Conservancy. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is for non-motorized trail recreation. This opportunity grows with development of a 4.6 mile section of paved non-motorized trail and two trailheads that include pit toilets and parking lots at Old Naches Highway and Orchard Rite Rd. (North of Eschbach Rd.). The pathway now provides non-motorized trail access the residential and commercial trail users through the community of Gleed and several fruit processing companies along the route.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Yakima County of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: 715167.51 Applicant Match: 715167.51 Project Type: Development County: Yakima Legislative District: 15 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1596

Location Details

West on Hwy 12 from Yakima to Old Naches Hwy The railbanked corridor parallels Hwy 12 on the north side and continues to the western terminus at Low Rd.

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.