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.
The Jefferson County Department of Public Works will use this grant to build 2.7 miles of Olympic Discovery Trail. This segment runs from the trailhead at the Jefferson Transit Authority facility through Pope Timber lands to Anderson Lake State Park. Building this segment will allow trail users to reach the state park on 10 miles of trail, with only one-third mile of non-trail travel. The Olympic Discovery Trail is planned to run 130 miles from Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean at La Push. The trail is 61 percent complete. Jefferson County will contribute more than $1.1 million in a federal grant.