Newcastle Trails, Newcastle, WA

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Welcome to Newcastle Trails

Dedicated to preserving, expanding, and maintaining the trails within the City of Newcastle, Washington.

Trail with bridge

NEWCASTLE TRAILS is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit volunteer organization focused on the preservation, expansion, and maintenance of trails within the City of Newcastle, Washington.

We recommend trail routes, identify priorities, and maintain a registry of volunteers to assist the City in trail work. Trail efforts will be planned and budgeted by the City in conformance with the Parks and Trails Plan.

We also maintain a list of Trails, a Trail Map, and a Trail Guide.  We offer a Trail Book, a Newcastle-Cougar Map showing regional trails and projects, an experimental Trail Planner, and a Planner GuideVolunteers are encouraged to help with work parties and trail walks.  The Board of Directors meets monthly.  Board Meetings, trail walks, work parties, and other scheduled events can be found on our CalendarNews appears on this website and in our emailed newsletter.

Members need not reside in Newcastle. There are no dues. Contact us for more information.

When You Walk Our Trails

Social Distancing & Masks

Most of our trails allow for social distancing but there are a few places where you cannot safely step aside and maintain 6 feet of space between yourself and a passerby. We suggest you bring a mask and put it on when passing people in tight spots.

Consider carrying a litter bag or clippers, picking up litter or trimming intrusive plants as you go. Many trail users do this from time to time, and it's a great help.  For major problems - a fallen tree or a washout - call the City of Newcastle at 425-649-4444.  Better yet, file a written report with the City using the online application SeeClickFix as described below.

Report Non-Emergency Trail Issues Using SeeClickFix

Trail or non-trail maintenance issues ranging from downed trees to vandalism can be reported to the City using the application SeeClickFix from your desktop or laptop computer. You can also install the SeeClickFix app on your Apple or Android devices to report from the trail (and include a photo of the problem). To report any issue or download the app, go to REPORT AN ISSUE on the Newcastle website. SeeClickFix will use the location of your device, or a location you enter on your computer, to put a point on a map showing the location of your issue and nearby issues.

Note:  As indicated on the Newcastle website, the SeeClickFix system is not designed for reporting all types of incidents. For emergencies, use 911. Problems with traffic, abandoned vehicles, and crime reports should be given to the Newcastle Police. Report animal concerns to Regional Animal Services of King County.

China Creek Boardwalk (winner of 2018 photo contest)

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