Foothills Trail

Sumner, Washington

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A leisurely spin on the Foothills Trail offers a scenic ride through wooded countryside and along a rushing river, skirting small towns and new subdivisions on a trail that gently rises toward the pinnacle of Washington attractions: Mount Rainier. In fact, the trail is a crucial link in getting cyclists to the challenging roads encircling “the Mountain.” The route is a popular destination for Tacoma cyclists looking for a laid-back outing. Developers call it the “Foothills Trail Linear Park,” but before its rails-to-trails reincarnation, it was known as the Buckley Line, hosting both Northern Paci?c freight and a passenger train from Orting to South Prairie, the current southern terminus of the trail.
Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans

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Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans

by Bill Thorness (The Mountaineers Books)

A leisurely spin on the Foothills Trail offers a scenic ride through wooded countryside and along a rushing river, skirting small towns and new subdivisions on a trail that gently rises toward the pinnacle of Washington attractions: Mount Rainier. In fact, the trail is a crucial link in getting cyclists to the challenging roads encircling “the Mountain.”

The route is a popular destination for Tacoma cyclists looking for a laid-back outing. Developers call it the “Foothills Trail Linear Park,” but before its rails-to-trails reincarnation, it was known as the Buckley Line, hosting both Northern Paci?c freight and a passenger train from Orting to South Prairie, the current southern terminus of the trail.

© 2014 Bill Thorness/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Sumner
Distance: 29.8
Elevation Gain: 402 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Riding Time: 2.5 hours
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Foothills Trail

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