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The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail is a 10' wide, 8 mile path along an abandoned railroad
line, with 13 bridges crossing Paradise
Creek.  Ride your bike or rollerblade all the way to Moscow!
Take a walk, jog, or get out in your wheelchair and enjoy
You can begin your journey at the trailheads, located at the Quality Inn in Pullman
and at Perimeter Drive in Moscow.  Parking in Pullman is available at the
Quality Inn lot or on Derby Street near Koppel Farm.
The Trail opened in April 1998 after 15 years of effort by members
of the Pullman Civic Trust.  Special thanks go to Nancy Mack,
Loretta Anawalt, Bobbi Ryder, Jean Wardwell, Diane Johnson and many
others who endured hundreds of meetings and hours at home working
on this project.  A strong alliance with these leaders and their
staffs pushed the project to completion:
Mike Werner of Whitman County Parks,
Jerry Lenzi of Washington State Department of Transportation,
John Sherman from the City of Pullman.
Educational rest stops make the Trail pleasant and enjoyable.  Users are
encouraged to courteously stay to the right and travel single-file when
passing others.  Take water and appropriate clothing, as much of the Trail
is open to the elements.  Notice the restoration of the river banks and
improvements in the stream's water quality.
Bill Chipman was a dedicated father, businessman and good friend of many on the
Palouse.  He was killed in a tragic 1996 auto accident.  Community
sentiment supported the naming of the new trail in his memory.  Many donations
were received in remembrance of him.  The names of donors are listed
on plaques included at the main trailheads.
The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail is maintained and
managed by a coalition of park and trail representatives from the Whitman County, the City of
Pullman, the City of Moscow, the University of Idaho, and Washington State University.
These 3 images courtesy of Robert Ashworth