Foothills Trail Ride

Puyallup, Washington

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One look at the modern reincarnations of train station platforms at the East Puyallup Trailhead and you immediately realize that the Foothills Trail through northern Pierce County is a rail trail. This paved, 12-foot-wide trail follows a historic route of the Northern Pacific Railroad, which today has become the BNSF Railway. It starts at a point just east of Puyallup for a bicycle-friendly altitude gain of less than 400 feet over the 15 miles to South Prairie.
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by Gene Bisbee (Falcon Guides)

One look at the modern reincarnations of train station platforms at the East Puyallup Trailhead and you immediately realize that the Foothills Trail through northern Pierce County is a rail trail.

This paved, 12-foot-wide trail follows a historic route of the Northern Pacific Railroad, which today has become the BNSF Railway. It starts at a point just east of Puyallup for a bicycle-friendly altitude gain of less than 400 feet over the 15 miles to South Prairie.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Puyallup
Distance: 29.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 2-4 hours
Local Maps: DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer—Washington, page 60; Pierce County Bicycle Map, available in bike shops and by calling (253) 798-7250
Driving Directions: Directions to Foothills Trail Ride

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