Foothills Trail

Buckley, Washington

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The foothills of Mount Rainier and the southern Cascades, green valleys, rivers, creeks, eagles and salmon, small happy towns, and families at play—this is the Foothills Trail. The community created this trail and the community enjoys it. Mount Rainier towers above at such close range that you can almost feel its 14,000 feet of rock, glaciers, and snowfields. Surface: Asphalt with a narrow equestrian path. Location: Buckley to Orting in Pierce County.
Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon

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Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon

by Mia Barbera (The Globe Pequot Press)

The foothills of Mount Rainier and the southern Cascades, green valleys, rivers, creeks, eagles and salmon, small happy towns, and families at play—this is the Foothills Trail. The community created this trail and the community enjoys it.

Mount Rainier towers above at such close range that you can almost feel its 14,000 feet of rock, glaciers, and snowfields. Surface: Asphalt with a narrow equestrian path. Location: Buckley to Orting in Pierce County.

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Activity Type: Birding, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Buckley
Distance: 9
Trail Type: Shuttle
Surface:
Access: Easy
Best Times: Open year-round
Additional Use: Skating
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: Foothills Rail-to-Trails Coalition
Topo Map: Foothills Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

10/25/2006

It is actually 15 miles long now and they are working on making it even longer. The views of Mt Ranier are spectacular! My favorite trail.

8/20/2006

Very nice trail. As advertised, ran alongside small towns, farms, and a stream. My husband biked and I ran. The path was ideal for both. We will definitely use the trial again. However, we will likely avoid Sunday mid-day. By the time we completed our trek (around 11 a.m. Sunday), the path was becoming quite crowded. The directions to get there were a little jacked up. Recommend going directly to 162 rather than snaking through the Puyallup backroads.

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