Olympic Discovery Trail – Dry Creek Bridge

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Port Angeles City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $379,670.00 Applicant Match: $379,746.00 Project Type: Development County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1314

Location Details

From intersection of Highway 101 (Lincoln Street) and Front Street, drive west on Front street (one-way street); continue west on Marine Drive (2-way street); veer left on Hill Street; at top of hill veer right on 4th Street; continue on N street (forced left turn) to tee at 18th Street; turn right on 18th Street driving westerly to intersection of 18th Street and Milwaukee Drive. Park at intersection. Walk westerly along trail (Milwaukee Drive) approximately 1/2 milt to Dry Creek. Telephone pole on east creek bank is approximate location of proposed easterly bridge abutment.

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.