Thurston Commissioners vote to officially reopen county trails during COVID-19 shutdown
“Thurston County commissioners voted 2-1 on Thursday [April 9] to reopen the county’s three trails and many trailheads it manages, which have been closed along with most of the county’s facilities in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“County parks remain closed, after discussion and a unanimous board vote. This nuanced approach — parks closed, trails open — largely aligns with that of cities within the county.
“The county manages the Chehalis Western Trail, which runs north-south through the county, the Yelm-Tenino Trail, which runs east-west, and the Ralph Munro Trail, near The Evergreen State College, according to county officials. All three trails are 10 feet wide and paved, officials say,” by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian. Read more