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.
This project will provide key parking and access to the popular Olympic Discovery Trail at Railroad Bridge Park, near Sequim. This regional trail will eventually provide a nonmotorized route from Port Townsend to the Pacific. A converted train trestle spans the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park, and loop trails within the park provide access to the River. The park serves as both a destination point and a trailhead. Existing parking is inadequate to meet demand and future growth. This project includes acquisition of a two-acre parcel on the east side of the river. A parking lot will be developed on this parcel. The existing parking on the west side of the river will be redeveloped. Minor improvements include safety lighting, fencing, and signage.