Phase 2: Yelm Prairie Line Regional Trail

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

Completed portions of this regional trail currently connect the communities of Yelm, Rainier and Tenino supplying recreational and transportation services to residents and visitors of Thurston County. The long-term objective being an expanded multi-modal regional network linking Thurston Lewis, and Pierce County networks and improving access to Joint base Lewis McChord while working to alleviate existing demand pressures and existing use conflicts along State Route 507. This phase will extend the existing regional trail across the Centralia Power Canal and Nisqually River to the Thurston and Pierce County border. In collaboration with the Nisqually Land Trust, this 1.2-mile segment will expand upon existing transportation and recreational uses by supplying non-consumptive public access to Nisqually River natural preserves. This trail corridor will provide the only non-motorized and fully protected connection between Thurston and Pierce Counties.  The project is located on City of Yelm parcels and rights-of-way extending from the northeastern terminus of the Yelm Tenino Trail at Yelm Avenue (SR 507) to Roy, Washington.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Yelm City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $ 1,440,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 360,002.00 Project Type: Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 2 Status: Board preliminary approved  RCO Project # 20-1314

Location Details

From the Yelm Prairie Line Trailhead (within the City of Yelm), head northeast along the existing trail corridor until its current northern terminus directly east of the Mountain Sunrise Neighborhood.

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.