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.
Port Angeles used this grant to design and build a pedestrian bridge over Dry Creek, and improve 2.5 miles of the Olympic Discovery Trail. Work included adding parking at the 18th Street trail head – midway along the trail section, bollards at all trail heads to restrict motorized transit, and kiosks at the 10th Street and 18th Street trailheads and at the pedestrian bridge. The city also upgraded the trail between 10th Street and Lower Elwha Road to make it accessible to people with disabilities and paving the trail with asphalt concrete. Partners included the City of Port angeles, Peninsula Trails Coalition, Clallam County, and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. Two of the kiosks were part of an Eagle Scout project. Trail tree and shrub planting is being done by the Morning Soroptomist Club of Port Angeles.