Tiger Mtn. SF – View Shelter & Trail Connections

Category Overview

The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to develop a shelter with sweeping views of Mount Rainier and to build 6 miles of trail in east Tiger Mountain State Forest, about 25 miles east of Seattle. The new trails will fill gaps in the trail system and link to other equestrian, hiking, and mountain biking trails. The new trails will give users an improved experience and safer alternative than using service roads. The viewpoint shelter will provide weather protection, a resting location, and event space. The Department of Natural Resources will contribute $206,500 in a state appropriation, staff labor, materials, and donations of labor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $ 325,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 206,500.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1733

Location Details

Project access is located off of State Route 18, approximately four miles south of Interstate 90. Travel up Forest Rd. #4000 for approximately 3 miles, turn right on Forest Rd #5500, travel approximately 2 miles to the viewpoint shelter site. Trails are in and adjacent to the east Tiger Mtn State Forest area (see map).

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.