FOOTHILL RAILS TO TRAILS - Orting Trail Head
Posted by: The-DuHawks
N 47° 05.835 W 122° 12.260
10T E 560381 N 5216278
Quick Description: This trailhead is located along Hwy 162 in Orting, WA. Other trailheads are also located in McMillanPuyallup, South Prarie, and Buckley with parking available at all locations.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 1/25/2008 5:25:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM31G0
The Foothills Trail is a 12-foot wide non-motorized asphalt trail/linear park suitable for bicycles, walking, in-line skates and wheel chairs. It also has a soft shoulder path for equestrians. Completed paved sections include 15 miles from Meeker to the Carbon River in Orting and a 1.8 mile section in Buckley. Our future plan is to continue the trail to Sumner where we will connect with the Interurban Trail that now extends through Kent and Auburn. The trail in Buckley will continue east to Enumclaw and King County. The Foothills Trail has been constructed in sections as finances, environmental permits and county ownership have allowed. When complete, the trail will be more than 28 miles in length. Burlington Northern Railway abandoned the railbed in 1982. The effort started in 1984 when a Buckley physician and a community visionary organized the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition to assist Pierce County Parks in building the trail. Despite roadblocks, construction of the trail is ongoing and thousands of users are already enjoying its benefits. Development of the Foothills Trail would not have been possible without the partnership of the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coaltion who have provided countless volunteer hours, fundraising efforts, and advocacy for nonmotorized transportation in Pierce County. For further information on the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition please call (253)841-2570 or visit the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition website
Country: United States
Trail Start (town): Puyallup, WA
Trail Finish (town): South Prairie, WA
Trail Length: 28
Trail Surface: Paved
Pack Animals Allowed: yes
Rail-to-Trail Sign: Not listed
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