New hiking & biking trails on the way in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. -- New hiking and biking trails are on the way in Yakima.

Twenty years later, Will Hollingbery's love for the outdoors is still a reality.

Will is a member of the Single Track Alliance of Yakima. The group has created 15 miles of hiking and biking trails combined at the Rocky Top in Yakima. It has plans to build an additional five miles in the next couple of years.

To make a trail, it requires a lot of help from volunteers just like you. Experts say you pick a beginning and end point, flag the outline of the trail and continually walk back and forth.

"Once that's all done, the riding it in goes pretty fast because you done all the hard work," said Will.

The group will be adding a traverse, climbing and downhill trail. All three trails are designed for biking and hiking.

"We just wanted to advocate for more access to the outdoors," said Will.

Another project in the works is adding a five mile trail at the Cowiche Canyon. It's sponsored by the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy. It'll be located near the Uplands recreation area. That should be completed in a couple of years.

"It's just a nice break from your everyday life and you feel like you get to be outside," said hiker Erin Hollingbery.

You can help donate to the Single Track Alliance of Yakima by contacting someone on their Facebook page.