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

Snohomish County Parks contracted Snohomish County Public Works to survey, design and construct 650 feet of the Whitehorse Trail where ballast had been illegally removed. Trail right-of-way, centerline and critical areas were surveyed and delineated, and permits were obtained. A Cultural Resources screening was performed in February 2016. The trail base was restored with large aggregate base, surfaced with 5/8 inch crushed surface top course and compacted to 95%. Mitigation for critical area buffer disturbance was performed on -site at the Trafton Trailhead where wetland habitat was restored at approved ratios.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County Parks Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $56,213.60 Applicant Match: $64,458.26 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Closed Completed 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.