Reiter Foothills Trailhead Development

Category Overview

The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will use this grant to develop a new trailhead on Reiter Foothills State Forest, located between the towns of Gold Bar and Index. The new trailhead facility will provide public access to over 33 miles of off-road vehicle (ORV), hiking, equestrian and mountain biking trails. The proposed facility will include 40 truck/ trailer parking stalls, 34 standard vehicle stalls, 5 ADA stalls, 2 informational kiosks, a secured stormwater detention pond and restroom facilities. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is improved support facilities for both motorized and nonmotorized trail users.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $325,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,488,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 12 Status: Active RCO Project # 22-1549

Location Details

From Gold Bar, continue east on State Highway 2. Turn left on Reiter Road. After 1 mile, stay right at the ‘Y’ in the road to continue on Reiter Road. Turn left after 3.2 miles onto a DNR forest road commonly known as Deer Flats Road. Continue to the parking areas 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile up the gravel road, which will be marked. Site is accessible from Reiter Road but preferred parking is at the DNR information kiosk. Latitude / Longitude- 47.833 / -121.606 (Latitude: 47°50'4.92"N ; Long: 121°36'12.58"W)

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.