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Cowlitz Regional Trails Plan. Introduction Cowlitz County Parks Facilities Plan Cowlitz County Parks Facilities Plan Cowlitz County Bikeway Plan Cowlitz.

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1 Cowlitz Regional Trails Plan

2 Introduction Cowlitz County Parks Facilities Plan Cowlitz County Parks Facilities Plan Cowlitz County Bikeway Plan Cowlitz County Bikeway Plan Local Parks and Recreation Plans Local Parks and Recreation Plans Castle Rock Castle Rock Kalama Kalama Kelso Kelso Longview Longview Woodland Woodland The Cowlitz Regional Trails Plan was initiated to bring together past trails planning efforts and address new trail opportunities: The Cowlitz Regional Trails Plan was initiated to bring together past trails planning efforts and address new trail opportunities:

3 Cowlitz County Cowlitz County City of Castle Rock City of Castle Rock City of Kalama City of Kalama City of Kelso City of Kelso City of Longview City of Longview City of Woodland City of Woodland Representatives from Mount St. Helens Hiking Club, Bymans Bikes, Volkssport Chapter and Diking District. Representatives from Mount St. Helens Hiking Club, Bymans Bikes, Volkssport Chapter and Diking District. The Cowlitz Regional Trails Plan is the The Cowlitz Regional Trails Plan is the result of a collaborative effort between…. result of a collaborative effort between….

4 Plan Purpose Address future opportunities for trail development throughout the county. Address future opportunities for trail development throughout the county. Envision a system of trails that provide on-and off street network of recreation, transportation and habitat viewing corridors for the region. Envision a system of trails that provide on-and off street network of recreation, transportation and habitat viewing corridors for the region. Guide future trail development Guide future trail development within the region that is unified and cohesive.

5 MISSION STATEMENT MISSION STATEMENT To develop a network of trails and bikeways throughout the county that will interconnect jurisdictions, parks, open space, shopping areas, schools and other activity centers in order to offer alternative transportation and promote recreation and healthy lifestyles. To develop a network of trails and bikeways throughout the county that will interconnect jurisdictions, parks, open space, shopping areas, schools and other activity centers in order to offer alternative transportation and promote recreation and healthy lifestyles.

6 Regional Trails Plan Goals Infrastructure/Connectivity Infrastructure/Connectivity Alternative Transportation Alternative Transportation Health and Wellness Health and Wellness Community Revitalization Community Revitalization

7 Key Policies Provision of facilities Provision of facilities Locational criteria Locational criteria Design Design Maintenance Maintenance

8 Existing and Potential Trails Inventory and Maps Riverfront Trail Riverfront Trail The Riverfront Trail runs along the east side of the Cowlitz River from Lions Pride Park to the intersection of N. Huntington Avenue and SR 411. The trail is paved and lighted. The Riverfront Trail runs along the east side of the Cowlitz River from Lions Pride Park to the intersection of N. Huntington Avenue and SR 411. The trail is paved and lighted. Castle Rock

9 Kelso Trails Coweeman River Trail Coweeman River Trail This trail follows the Coweeman River dike from Talley Way to Tam O’Shanter Park ending at Allen Street and Corduroy Road. The trail is gravel with a series of park benches. This trail follows the Coweeman River dike from Talley Way to Tam O’Shanter Park ending at Allen Street and Corduroy Road. The trail is gravel with a series of park benches.

10 Longview Trails Pacific Way Trail Pacific Way Trail This trail follows the dike along ditch #6 on the south side of Pacific Way. The trail is gravel from 30th Avenue to 48th Avenue. The trail is gated once it reaches the Mint Valley Golf Course. This trail follows the dike along ditch #6 on the south side of Pacific Way. The trail is gravel from 30th Avenue to 48th Avenue. The trail is gated once it reaches the Mint Valley Golf Course.

11 Kalama Trails Kalama Marina Trail Kalama Marina Trail This trail passes through the marina, Marina Park, Louis Rasmussen Park and has a pedestrian overpass over the railroad tracks allowing connection to the downtown area. This trail passes through the marina, Marina Park, Louis Rasmussen Park and has a pedestrian overpass over the railroad tracks allowing connection to the downtown area.

12 Woodland Trails Horseshoe Lake Trail Horseshoe Lake Trail The city’s only trail makes a loop around Horseshoe Lake. It follows Lakeshore Drive south, turns west on Pinkerton Drive, north on South Pekin Road, east on Davidson Avenue, northeast on Georig Street, and east on Park Road were it ties into Lakeshore Drive again. The city’s only trail makes a loop around Horseshoe Lake. It follows Lakeshore Drive south, turns west on Pinkerton Drive, north on South Pekin Road, east on Davidson Avenue, northeast on Georig Street, and east on Park Road were it ties into Lakeshore Drive again.

13 Trails County-Wide 237 miles of potential trails Allen Street Westside Hwy

14 Recommended Implementation of the Plan Adopt the Regional Trails Plan as an overall guide. Adopt the Regional Trails Plan as an overall guide. Adopt the goals and maps into your Comprehensive and/or Park and Recreation plans. Adopt the goals and maps into your Comprehensive and/or Park and Recreation plans. Develop common standards. Develop common standards. Adopt projects into local Transportation Improvement Plans (TIP’s) or capital improvement plans. Adopt projects into local Transportation Improvement Plans (TIP’s) or capital improvement plans.

15 Questions/Comments Questions/Comments Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (360)


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