Blue Mountain Region Trails

Mill Creek Trail

Regionwide non-motorized

trail and transportation


Public Outreach

In an unprecedented regional effort, the cities of College Place, Dayton, Milton-Freewater, Waitsburg, and Walla Walla, joined forces with the counties of Columbia, Umatilla, and Walla Walla, the county health departments, the Partnership for Greater Burbank, the ports of Columbia and Walla Walla, as well as the Walla Walla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Community Council to develop a "Blue Mountain Region Trails - Ridges, Towns, and Rivers" plan that will span all local jurisdictions.

(Project overview in Spanish)

The goal of the project is to:

  • Inventory existing bicycle, pedestrian, and other non-motorized trails and transportation infrastructure within cities, between communities, and across the region;
  • Determine additional connections and destinations with the help of the public, stakeholders, and user groups; and
  • Use National Park Service expertise to design a complete network of non-motorized trails and transportation connections that can be implemented as funding becomes available.

The desired project outcome is the development of a community driven, and locally supported regionwide non-motorized trail and transportation network that will integrate existing and planned urban sidewalks and bike routes with urban and regional trails. This network will provide access to outdoor recreation opportunities, increased walking and biking options, and connectivity among community centers and cultural, historical, and natural resource sites throughout the region.

For more details, check out the FAQ and project timeline.

Rural multi-use trail

The third phase of outreach is now complete. Thank you for providing your feedback on the draft network!

Visit to view route-specific information and read all of the comments provided by the community on the network.

The next opportunity to participate in this project will be to celebrate the creation of a Regional Trails Plan. Information about this community celebration planned for an evening in January 2018 will be shared here.

BMRT project area

Welcome to the Blue Mountain Region Trails Project

Walking on a sidewalk