Olympic Discovery Trail – Hill Street Segment

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Port Angeles City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $ 1,421,700.00 Applicant Match: $ 609,300.00 Project Type: Development County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1319

Location Details

The site can be access from a dirt parking area at the intersection of Hill Street and Marine Drive, or from the Crown Park parking lot.

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.