Twisp Community Trail Phase 2

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

This Project included development of a trail and viewpoints on the right-of-ways previously acquired on that part of the Hottell and Bennett parcels located on the west side of the Methow River and south of the Twisp Park. The Project also included a section of trail in the Twisp Park that will link the Hottell section of the trail with and existing trail through the park. The total length of the project is approximately 1,500 linear feet. An alteration to the original project plan was done when it was found that the slope on the portion of the Bennett property that would have connected the trail to Second Avenue was found to be too steep for construction. Hottell’s donated another portion of right-of-way to the Town which allowed the trail to connect to Methow Street. There were several volunteers and donated labor/services involved in this project. There were also donated items: Two benches were crafted, donated, and installed by local artists Barry Stromberg and Bruce Morrision, two interpretive signs related to fish habitat donated by Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation, and one kiosk donated and installed by Yakama Nations. RCO funding signs were installed on a portion of the trail in the park as well as the portion leading up to Methow Street.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Twisp Town of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $83,494.98 Applicant Match: $83,494.98 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 14-1137

Location Details

Park in the Twisp Park. Walk south to the picnic shelter on an existing asphalt path along the Methow River to meet the new section of trail that leads to the south end the Park. Wayfinding signs will be provided at the trailhead.

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.