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.
The Snohomish County Department of Parks and Recreation will use this grant to repair damage from two landslides and a bank wash-out in the Arlington to Trafton section of the Whitehorse Regional Trail. The work will include engineering, design, permitting, and repair of the 2.6-mile segment of the trail between its junction with the Centennial Trail in Arlington and the Tin Bridge, just west of the Trafton Trailhead. The Whitehorse Trail is a 28-mile regional, multi-use trail that winds through the North Fork Stillaguamish Valley along the rail-banked Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway. Snohomish County will contribute more than $1 million in cash and federal and state grants.