Skagit County Centennial Trail Dev. – Phase 1

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County Parks & Rec Category: Trails WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 250000 Project Type: Development County: Skagit Legislative District: 39 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1818

Location Details

From the SR 9/SR 538 roundabout at Big Rock, head north on SR 9 for half a mile. Turn left into the Russian Orthodox Church parking lot, go right and park in the gravel overflow lot.

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.