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.
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.