Welcome to Newcastle Trails
Dedicated to preserving, expanding, and maintaining the trails within the City of Newcastle, Washington.
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 Guide. Volunteers 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 Calendar. News 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 YourGov or its cellphone app, as described below.
Report Trail Issues Using YourGov
Trail or non-trail maintenance issues ranging from downed trees to vandalism can be reported to the City using the application YourGov from your desktop or laptop computer. You can also install the YourGov app on your Android or iPhone to report on the go (and include a photo of the problem). YourGov 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, with their descriptions.
|China Creek Boardwalk (winner of 2018 photo contest)|
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