SPOKANE — Washington is seeking a $1.2 federal grant to help State Parks pay for improvements to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Whitman and Spokane counties to the Idaho border.
The Spokesman-Review reported that the work would include putting a deck and safety railings on a trestle near Tekoa.
The trail is the former right of way of the Milwaukee Road railroad, acquired by the state in 1982. The section from near North Bend to the Columbia River near Vantage is managed as the Iron Horse State Park. Other sections of the trail in Eastern Washington are undeveloped.