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 Skagit County Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to develop 1 mile of the Skagit County Centennial Trail. The trail will consist of a 10-foot-wide paved path and a parallel 6-foot-wide equestrian trail. Starting near Big Rock, the trail parallels State Route 9 on a county-owned abandoned railroad right-of-way with views of the Nookachamps wetlands. This project is of high importance to the County and is named as such in its comprehensive plan. Skagit County will contribute $250,000 in cash and donations of cash.