4 New Greenway Trails Coming to Pocatello

Exciting news for Pocatello bikers, joggers, and leisurely strollers: 4 new Greenway trails are being planned!

Read the entire article by David Ashby – Idaho State Journal: 10/22/15

Adam Waldron of Farm Bureau Insurance told a crowd at the Mystique Performing Arts and Events Center that a 2.3-mile trail connecting Center Street and Pocatello Creek Road is currently being planned, with a centerpiece loop around the Farm Bureau Insurance building on Tierra Drive. “When people stay in a hotel near a greenway trail, it helps get them out into the community,” he said.

In addition to the trail showcasing the Farm Bureau building, 3 more trails are in the works: the Cheyenne Crossing trail, Edson Fichter Pond trail and the Parrish Trail (in memory of the Parish family, who tragically died in February of 2014). The construction of the four trails is being funded by a combination of grants from the Idaho Parks and Recreation Department and private donations.

Since its founding approximately 23 years ago, the Portneuf Greenway Foundation has helped construct approximately 12 miles of paved trails in the Gate City area. The foundation’s long-term goal is to connect all of these trails into one cohesive greenway system, which the group said provides massive economic and health benefits for local residents.