Olallie Trail Development 2012

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

The Project constructed 8.6 miles of single track and road-to-trail conversion trail ascending 2,700 feet in elevation on Mount Washington within Olallie State Park. Seven informal viewpoints with boulder seating stones were constructed overlooking the I-90 Snoqualmie corridor. A kiosk was placed at the beginning of the Olallie Trial at the intersection of the John Wayne Pioneer Trial in Iron Horse State Park. A RCO funding acknowledgement sign and trail entry sign are located on the kiosk. The trail entry sign includes a 3-d trail map informing trail users of the trail distance, elevation gain and relationship of trail to the top of Mt. Washington. Trail use type yielding reassurance carsonite signs are located all along the trail.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $1,163,155.58 Applicant Match: $62,738.70 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1248

Location Details

Leave I-90 at exit #32. Drive south on Cedar Falls Road 3.5 miles to Iron Horse State Park trailhead at Cedar Falls. Follow the John Wayne Pioneer Trail for approximately 1 mile to beginning of new trail, just east of Cedar Butte.

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.