Willapa Hills Trail–Trail Development Pe Ell Area

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

State Parks will use this grant to develop 5 miles of the Willapa Hills Trail in Lewis County centered in the Pe Ell area. This project will surface the trail with a hardened gravel surface and install decking and safety rails to 4 bridges. State Parks will also add a kiosk at the Chehalis Trailhead, and signage and bollards at various public and private road crossings along the trail. The trail will be constructed to accommodate a multitude of users including hikers, bikers, and equestrian park visitors and will result in about 22 miles of continuous improved trail between Chehalis and the Pacific County line. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is non-motorized trail use.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: 962400 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Development County: Lewis Legislative District: 20 Status: Active RCO Project # 14-1622

Location Details

From Interstate 5, take State Route 6 to the town of Pe Ell. The Willapa Hills trail will be improved in this 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.