Spruce RR Trail & Daley-Rankin 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

Restored the Daley-Rankin Tunnel as part of the Olympic Discovery Trail – Spruce Railroad Trail (ODT-SRRT) along the north shore of Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park. The tunnel work included clearing of fallen rock in the tunnel and entrances; rockfall scaling, installation of rockfall prevention measures (e.g., rock bolts and dowels, wire mesh installation, shotcrete) within the tunnel and at entrances; drainage improvements; grading of tunnel floor; and placement of trail aggregate. The project also developed and improved the 1.2 miles of the ODT-SRRT west of the tunnel. This work included clearing and grading the historic grade from its previous 3 foot trail width to minimum of 13 to 14 feet wide, drainage improvements, retaining wall construction, trail subgrade preparation and crushed stone surfacing The 1.2-miles of trail construction was completed and surfaced with crushed stone in 2018. The final restoration of the Daley-Rankin Tunnel was completed in 2020 concurrent with the Spruce Railroad Trail Final Phase Project (RCO Project #18-1558D). In 2020, as part of the Spruce Railroad Trail Final Phase Project (RCO Project #18-1558D), the restored trail corridor in the Daley-Rankin Tunnel and the previously developed 1.2 miles of trail west of the tunnel received a refreshing of the crushed rock surfacing and a final dual tread trail surfacing improvement. The final trail surface is characterized by a minimum 13 to 14-foot wide dual tread surface comprised of a minimum 8-foot wide paved asphalt path bordered by 4-foot wide and 1 to 2-foot wide crushed stone/gravel tread sides. In addition, a number of pull-outs were constructed and surfaced (paved or crushed stone/gravel) increasing the effective tread width at those locations. See attached photos of the restored Daley-Rankin Tunnel and examples of completed trail segments west of the tunnel.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clallam Co Public Works Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $649,000.00 Applicant Match: $651,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1390

Location Details

At about 0.2 miles from the west end of Lake Crescent turn north off of US 101 onto Camp David Jr Rd and continue east for approximately four miles to the end of the road at the Spruce Railroad Trail, North Shore Trailhead access. The 1.2-miles of SRRT restored in this grant leads directly to the west entrance of the Daley-Rankin Tunnel at Worksite #2.

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.