Non Motorized Trail Waitsburg-Dayton

Project Leader: Port of Columbia

Design and construct a 9.7 mile rail-with-trail project using Port of Columbia property around the current rail system. it will connect the communities of Waitsburg and Dayton promoting economic development, tourism, outdoor recreation, and healthy lifestyle activities.

A trail connecting the communities of Waitsburg and Dayton has long been a priority. The trail is included in the Blue Mountain Region Trails plan and is ready for concept design and engineering in 2019. The Port of Columbia has secured grants from the National Park Service and WSDOT that will aid in the design of the trail. The project will be led by a steering committee who will engage in public outreach to insure the final trail meets our community needs.


Three Cheers for Blue Mountain Regional Trail: Walla Walla Union Bulletin Editorial

OTHER TRAIL INFO: Building the Craig Mountain Trail: Revamping an old trail that once circumnavigated much of the 124,000-acre area between Snake Riverin Hell’s Canyon and the lower Salmon River.

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OTHER TRAIL INFO: Bill Chipman Palouse Trail: This Rail is your Trail! The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail was officially dedicated and opened to public ue in April 1998. This 7-mile trail provides a safe recreation and commuter corridor for pedestrians and bicyclists. The trail idea was sparked in 1986 when the visionary plan “A Path for the Palouse” was created with assistance from the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program of the Nation Park Service (NPS).

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Connecting the Main Streets of Dayton and Waitsburg with a safe path to economic and social vitality