Palouse Path

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

This trail extends the Palouse Trail into downtown Pullman by way of the Palouse River Greenway. The 2.1 mile trail meanders along much of the Palouse River through a community garden and passes two City of Pullman parks before it ends at a trailhead on Main Street. Users will be provided two parking lots, six interpretive rest areas, and a restroom facility. The river trail will allow users to connect to the existing 8-mile Palouse (or Bill Chipman) Trail which runs along SR 270 between Pullman and Moscow, Idaho. The 12-foot wide trail is on fairly level ground making it ideal for bicycling, walking, jogging, and roller blading. The area surrounding the trail also makes it a great site for nature study.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Pullman Parks & Recreation Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $389,070.00 Applicant Match: $739,154.00 Project Type: Development County: Whitman Legislative District: 9 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-227

Location Details

Take State Route 270 (Davis Way) headed east. Turn right onto Graham Avenue, go two blocks then turn left on Paradise Street; turn right onto Main Street, stay on Main for about 1/2 mile, then turn right on Bishop Blvd. Travel about 1/4 mile then turn left on Bleasner Drive. This segment of the trail begins about 25 feet away. It is connected to the existing Bill Chipman Trail.

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.