Next Bayfront Trails phase slated to be finished this year

  • Benedikt Jost, left, and Sara Cordes talk while walking down the Bayfront Trails in Hilo on March 3. Jost and Cordes are visiting the Big Island from Germany. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • A map of the existing and planned trails around the Wailoa State Recreation Area. The Phase 2 trails are in orange. (Hilo Bayfront Trails, Inc./Special to West Hawaii Today)

Work on the long-awaited next phase of the Hilo Bayfront Trails project should be complete by the end of the year, a county official said.