Spruce Railroad McFee Tunnel Restoration

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

Clallam County, Western Federal Lands and the National Park Service completed this project which reconstructed 1/2 mile of historic Spruce Railroad Trail at Lake Crescent including the 450 foot long McFee Tunnel at Lake Crescent. The parking area at the Lyre River Trailhead was also expanded and improved in this project and will be further expanded and paved as part of the East Beach Road Reconstruction Project which is currently in construction. The project was officially opened to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clallam Co Public Works Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $460,000.00 Applicant Match: $460,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 14-1124

Location Details

Drive west from Port Angeles on US 101 20 miles and turn north on East Beach Road just before reaching Lake Crescent. Travel north on East Beach Road just over 3 miles to the left turn just past the entrance to Log Cabin Resort at the sign for the Spruce Railroad Trail. Travel on this continuation of East Beach Road for 1 mile past the Lyre River Bridge to the East Beach Road Trailhead for the Spruce Railroad Trail.

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.