Willapa Hills Trail Pacific County Bridges

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

Washington State Parks will use this grant to develop key features between miles 28 and 39 of the Willapa Hills Trail. Development of this eleven miles of trail will create over forty miles of continuous trail between Chehalis and Menlo. Project elements include foundational improvements, removal of rotten wood members, installation of concrete decking, and installation of metal and wood safety rails to bridges 32, 32.1, and 36. Work will also include installation of a 65 foot long prefabricated bridge at mile 38.5 to replace a culvert that was washed away about a decade ago. Trail surfacing will be necessary for a one mile segment in the vicinity of Lebam and will include the clearing and grubbing of a 300 foot approach to the proposed new bridge. Finally, there are five short points between miles 31 and 34 that require compacted gravel and ditches to prevent flooding on the trail and to preserve the compacted surface. The primary recreational opportunity provided by this project is non-motorized trail use.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $1,157,250.00 Applicant Match: $65,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Pacific Legislative District: 19 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1312

Location Details

The Willapa Hills Trail is a 56-mile rail trail that is aligned in Lewis and Pacific Counties. It begins in Chehalis and terminates in South Bend. The trail is accesses via Interstate 5 or State Route 6 in Chehalis. It is accessed throughout Lewis County and Pacific County on State Route 6. It is also accessed by US 101 between Raymond and South Bend.

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.