Spruce Railroad Trail 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, in partnership with Olympic National Park, renovated two segments of the Spruce Railroad/Olympic Discovery Trail on the north side of Lake Crescent. The trail was upgraded to accommodate multimodal and multiple uses. This was accomplished by paving 6.5 miles of trail from the top of Fairholm Hill at US 101 east to the east end of North Shore Road; creating the Fairholm Hill and North Shore Trailheads, and renovating 0.3 miles of soft-surface trail originating at the Lyre River Trailhead at east end of the lake. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this project are non-motorized trail recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clallam Co Public Works Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $994,534.72 Applicant Match: $1,224,502.21 Project Type: Development County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1075

Location Details

Take US 101 west of Port Angeles until you pass Lake Sutherland. Near the top of the divide between Lake Sutherland and Lake Crescent turn right off US 101 onto East Beach Road. Proceed down East Beach Road 3 miles past the entrance to the Log Cabin Resort. The next left past the Log Cabin Resort is the continuation of East Beach Road which leads to the east trailhead parking area 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.