Next Bayfront Trails phase slated to be finished this year

Hilo Bayfront Trails, Inc. A map of the existing and planned trails around the Wailoa State Recreation Area. The Phase 2 trails are in orange.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Benedikt Jost, left, and Sara Cordes, visiting from Germany, talk while walking down Bayfront Trails recently in Hilo.

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.