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 City of Port Angeles will use this grant to build a missing gap of the Olympic Discovery Trail, completing a local vision 35 years in the making to develop a continuous 11.5-mile trail corridor for local, regional, and international use. This proposed trail segment will replace a poorly signed, steep, and dangerous roadside shoulder with a trail that’s accessible to people with disabilities and travels along a forested marine bluff. At the top of the bluff in Crown Park, visitors will enjoy views across Ediz Hook and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island and beyond. Port Angeles will contribute $609,300 in cash and a federal grant.