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 Jamestown S’Klallam tribe will use this grant to redevelop an existing historic bridge and trestle, by extending it an additional 100’ so that it fully spans the channel migration zone of the Dungeness River in Clallam County. This project will allow the Tribe to preserve the bridge and trail, by eliminating future erosion and undermining of the bank. The historic bridge is located within the existing 28 acre Railroad Bridge Park and is a centerpiece of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The existing park connects to 3,000′ of paved trail, the Dungeness River Audubon center and provides interpretive facilities including natural history exhibits, and serves as a meeting place for community watershed meetings and educational events. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be for the use of the bridge and connecting trail system by non-motorized trail recreationist.