Map of the Foothills Trail

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Foothills Trail

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Foothills Trail

LENGTH:

25 miles + 1.4 miles + 0.8 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Puyallup, Alderton, McMillin, Orting, South Prairie, Cascade Junction, Buckley, Wilkeson, Enumclaw

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, thick forests, schools, local parks, residential neighborhoods, rural communities

NEARBY TRAILS:

Riverwalk Trail

Sumner Link Trail

Puyallup River Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Tacoma

Seattle

Regional Trails

The Foothills Trail is a 25-mile long paved pathway that is located to the east of the community of Puyallup in Pierce County and King County in Western Washington. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and travels through the beautiful countryside of this area to the east of Tacoma in the State of Washington. The trail has portions that are thickly forested, it also goes past farmland, residential neighborhoods and rural communities.

A short section of the Foothills Trail system has been constructed in Wilkeson.

Another 1.4-mile long and a 0.8-mile long section of the Foothills Trail has been constructed in King County in the city of Enumclaw.

Conditions

The Foothills Trail is 12' wide and paved with asphalt for the entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. There is a soft pathway alongside the paved trail for horseback riding. There is an elevation change along the trail of around 630' with the steeper sections near the approach to South Prairie.

Communities

The Foothills Trail goes past the following communities: Puyallup, Alderton, McMillin, Orting, South Prairie, Cascade Junction, Buckley, Enumclaw and Wilkeson.

Points of Interest

The Foothills Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Shaw Road Elementary School
Shaw Road Multi-Use Path
Ptarmigan Ridge Intermediate School
Orting Middle School
Orting High School
historic railroad bridge over South Prairie Creek
Ski Park Lake
South Prairie Creek Preserve
White River High School
Glacier Middle School
Elk Ridge Elementary School
Nearby Trails

Riverwalk Trail: The Riverwalk Trail follows the banks of the Puyallup River in the community of Puyallup and is located just north of the Foothills Trail.

Sumner Link Trail: this trail follows the banks of the White River in the community of Sumner. The Sumner Link Trail is located to the north of the western end of the Foothills Trail.

End Points

The western end of the Foothills Trail is located at the intersection of E Pioneer and Shaw Road E in Puyallup.

There is a short gap in the trail in Buckley. Trail users must use Pioneer Way E. to reach the next section that starts at the end of 262nd Avenue E.

The northeastern end of the Foothills Trail is located near the end of N. River Avenue in Buckley.

Another 1.4 mile separate section exists to the north of the river in Enumclaw, with an additional 0.8 mile long section north of downtown.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Foothills Trail in Pierce County in Western Washington.