Whitehorse Trail: Arlington-Trafton

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 Whitehorse Trail is a 27 mile trail located on the railbanked BNSF railroad corridor and stretches from Arlington to Darrington. The primary scope of this project is to restore approximately 600’ of trail, located adjacent to and east of the Trafton Trailhead (Cloverdale), where ballast was illegally removed from the rail line cooridor. This work will include survey, critical areas review (and possible mitigation), design and construction of the trail. In addition to this effort, trail surfacing improvements will be made from the trail restoration area and continuing west for up to 1000 additional feet and potentially more depending on the available budget. Snohomish County Parks and Recreation will contract with Snohomish County Public Works for completion of this project. The Whitehorse Trail provides a non-motorized, multi-use recreation system for biking, hiking, walking, and equestrian.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County Parks Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $ 75,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 86,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 10 Status: Active RCO Project # 06-1763

Location Details

From Arlington 4 miles east on SR 530. Turn left onto 115st NE. Go 500 yds barns on left. Trafton Trailhead. From Arlington: N SR 9 first right (North of Haller Park). Go to end of abandon road. Climb up onto Centennial Trail. Spur at trail take right heading east.

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.