Whitehorse Trail Redevelopment

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 Snohomish County Department of Parks and Recreation will use this grant to repair damage from two landslides and a bank wash out in a section of the Whitehorse Regional Trail. The work will include engineering, design, permitting, and repair of 2.6 miles between the trail’s junction with the Centennial Trail in Arlington and Tin Bridge, just west of the Trafton Trailhead. The trail will be gravel and 12 feet wide with 2-foot-wide soft shoulders, narrowing to 10 feet with no shoulders at all water crossings. The Whitehorse Trail is a 28-mile, regional, multiuse trail that winds through the North Fork Stillaguamish River valley along a rail corridor. A 22-mile stretch of trail was resurfaced in the past few years until a landslide and bank failure along the edge of the Stillaquamish River closed 2.6 miles of it. Snohomish County will contribute more than $1 million.

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: 10 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1656

Location Details

Site is only accessible from the Trafton Trail head due to river and canyon conditions along the the trail segment. The Trafton Trail head is located 7 miles east of Arlington and can be accessed from SR 530. Turn north (left if coming from Arlington) on 115th Ave NE and continue down the hill to the trail head at the farm on the left. Proceed through the gate and down the second hill to the trail. Head west on the trail to the trail segment, just past the Tin Bridge over the Stillaquamish River.

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.