Ferry County Rail Trail Celebration This Saturday

FC Rail Trail -Curlew Lake Trestle

Photo by Ferry County Rail Trail Partners

Ferry County Rail Trail Partners and the county commissioners’ Rail Corridor Committee are pleased to announce the opening of the recently completed Curlew Lake Trestle Decking Project. This project represents the culmination of several years of planning and effort by local, state and federal agencies and volunteers who are working together to improve the Ferry County Rail-Trail. Festivities will begin at 1 p.m., Saturday April 26th at the east end of the trestle. Parking is available at Kiwanis Road just east of the trestle. After the ribbon cutting ceremony refreshments will be served and followed by a guided walk to Black’s Beach, a distance of about 2.5 miles.

The Ferry County Rail Trail is a scenic 28-mile unpaved corridor extending from the community of Republic north to the Canadian border. The trail offers the bicycle traveler views of Curlew Lake and the Kettle River. The trail can be off a jump-off spot for US Bike Route 10 at Republic.

View trail map here.

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  1. Janet Boyhan
    Posted May 4, 2014 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Great News!
    When completed, this rail trail for Republic will be a terrific recreational economic engine. So – how many of those 28 miles can I currently pedal my bike on? Your map looks like almost every mile. It’s so difficult to determine what is and is not yet accessible on a rail trail website, information often has no dates attached. I’ll be in Republic Memorial Day weekend and would like to how to best plan my pedaling. Thank you, Janet

    • Barb Chamberlain
      Posted May 4, 2014 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

      Important question on how bikeable the whole thing is. We’ll see what we can find out from local advocates.