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.
This request is for the fourth development phase of the Soos Creek Trail. This project will construct 1.26 miles of trail allowing users to travel from Gary Grant Park at 208th north to NE 192nd Street. Presently, the Soos Creek Trail is complete from Lake Meridian north to Gary Grant Park. At this temporary trail end a signalized pedestrian crossing allows for safe crossing of SE 192nd Street where an existing middle school and park are located. The development phase of this request will follow the main stream of the upper Big Soos Creek traversing through upland areas and crossing wetlands. The wetland portions will be on an elevated structure to minimize wetland impacts and be made of recycled materials not subject to decay or leaching. The land needed for this development phase has already been purchased and is owned by King County.