Government, Salmonberry Trail, Washington County

Salmonberry Trail receives $350,000 from Washington, Tillamook County transient lodging taxes

Photo: Chas Hundley

WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Salmonberry Trail received a large cash influx from the Washington County Visitors Association and Tillamook County totaling $350,000 to complete the master plan for two more trail sections on the 86-mile former rail line. 

According to a press release, the two agencies used transient lodging taxes — funds raised from hotel and other short-term lodging taxes usually set aside for tourism-related projects — to provide the funds. 

The original trail master plan split the trail into 4 segments, starting in Banks and ending south of Tillamook.

On the west end, the portion from Banks to near Cochran Pond is known as the ‘valley’ segment. Planning for this segment was completed in 2018.

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