Whitehorse Trail Development – 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

Cultural Resources was done prior to commencement of work. Site preparation include brushing, removal of organic materials on the ballasts and hazardous/dead tress were removed. Some soft spots were reinforced with geo-fabric. Two layers of crushed rocks were laid and compacted to 95%. Prior to acceptance of the project, another brushing was done. Asphalt overlay was done at the trailhead. All scope of work were completed.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County Parks Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $1,050,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,050,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1813

Location Details

The trail properties can be accessed from several official parking areas: Property 1: Haller Park - Take SR 530 east from I-5 for approximately 4 miles. Turn left at the SR9/SR 530 red light and turn right at the next intersection to continue onto eastbound SR 530 (Burke Ave). Turn left onto N. West Ave and park at the end of the road in the Haller Park lot. Walk north on the Centennial Trail for approximately 1 mile to the junction with the Whitehorse Trail. Trafton Trailhead - Take eastbound SR 530 from the junction with SR 9 for approximately 7 miles. Turn left onto 115th Ave NE and continue down the hill to the trailhead at the farm on the left. Property 2: Take eastbound SR 530 from the junction with SR 9 for approximately 18 miles. Turn left onto Fortson Mill Road and continue down the hill to the parking area. The trail can be reached via a short access trail from the parking area.

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.