Susie Stephens Trail

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 Town of Winthrop used this grant to acquire approximately 0.6 miles of right of way for the planned 1.3 mile Susie Stephens Trail, and constructed (paved)approximately one-half mile of the trail, to provide a safe non-motorized route between downtown Winthrop and the homes and businesses on the south end of town. The 12′ wide multiple use trail included construction of a 380-foot long cable stayed bridge over the Methow River. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project is non-motorized trail use.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Winthrop Town of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $1,400,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,453,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1804

Location Details

The property is located in the Town of Winthrop along SR 20. The trail provides an alternate route to SR 20 from downtown to the south town limits. A trailhead is located near the intersection of White Avenue/Twin Lakes Road and SR 20.

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.