ODT Railroad Bridge Trailhead Parking

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $97,127.89 Applicant Match: $97,422.81 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 02-1366

Location Details

From the Sequim By-Pass, take the River road exit. Turn north onto River Road. As River Road bends east, take the first left, Priest Road. At the end of Priest Road turn left onto Hendrickson Road. The major project site is on the left at the beginning of Railroad Bridge Park. Access to the western work site is from Highway 101, right turn north onto Carlsbrog Road, right on Runion Road which ends at Western trailhead entrance.

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.