State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.
State Parks will use this grant to renovate a 975 foot historic trestle that connects two portions of the Palouse to Cascades Trail separated by a large valley, highway 270, Hangman creek, and the town of Tekoa. The construction details include removing the existing ties, installation of a concrete deck and safety railing, and performing minor structural repairs. A small portion of the trail surfacing will be renovated to smooth out the approaches to both ends of the trestle. Interpretive and directional signage will also be included. Completing this project will connect approximately 5.5 miles of trail east of the trestle and 28.5 miles of trail west of the trestle resulting in a contiguous 34 mile trail experience that will stretch from Malden to the Idaho border. The primary recreational opportunity provided by this project is non-motorized trail use.