The Threat to the Trail

The Trail has been allocated six million dollars in repairs by Washington Parks.

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January 23, 2017

Full Article "The 2017 Washington State Legislative Session has started!!  The fate of our only cross-state trail is being decided now!!"

October 14, 2016

Full Article "...WA Parks Commission and the Recreation and Conservation Office(RCO) to make funds available..."

September 25, 2015

Seattle Bike Blog, "Typo in law halts secret plan to give away half of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail"

March 8, 2016

Seattle Bike Blog, No longer on the chopping block, State looks to invest in the John Wayne Trail

May 1, 2016

The Seattle Times Op Ed. "Washington's cross-state trail needs support, money."

October 1, 2015

Spokesman-Review. "Officials get earful on John Wayne Trail closure proposal"

Now after a public outcry and a six month stakeholders process the WA State Parks Commission has voted unanimously to request $6,200,000 in funds through grants and a 2017 Capitol Budget request to repair the trail.  And 42 Washington cities have passed resolutions asking the legislature to fund trail repairs!

The Iron Horse Park / John Wayne Trail is Washington's only cross state trail. It stretches from North Bend to Tekoa on the Idaho border. It is a 285 mile long, 100 foot wide ribbon of beauty extending through rich full forests, dramatic scab lands and the vibrant pastures of the Palouse. Each step offers peace, tranquility and gracious vistas.

Please help us appeal to the entire state legislature, Sign our petition to Save Washington's only cross state trail!

And ask your friends and family to do the same!




We have just received a generous grant of $10,000 in matching funds! Please help the petition drive by making a contribution today!

We have just received a generous grant of $10,000 from the Doppelt Family Foundation in matching funds! Please help the petition drive by making a contribution today!

For more information E-MAIL US at: or view our FaceBook page: Tekoa Trail & Trestle Association

or Phone: President, Ted Blaszak: 509•284•2080

Help Save the John Wayne Trail!    Please donate to the...

Tekoa Trail and Trestle Association.

Your donation will help with our campaign to Save the John Wayne Trail and with vital trail repair.


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