Foothills Trail


Daytime closures of section near Orting planned for Aug. 22-25

Just over a 1/2 mile of the Foothills Trail will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22-25 while crews repair a levee along the Carbon River. 

The section is located to the southeast of Orting. It starts at the southeast side of Charter Park, located at 425 Washington Ave. SE in Orting.

Learn about the repair work.

Other impacts

A bike rack and bench near the work area will be removed during the work. These facilities will be reinstalled once the work is complete.

Questions? Contact Pierce County Planning and Public Works at or (253) 798-6000. 

2022 Foothills Trail Closure Map

About the Trail

The Foothills National Recreation Trail sits atop a historic railroad bed and snakes through the river valley southeast of Tacoma. This 21-mile-long trail is a popular commuter route and recreational destination for bicyclists, while hikers enjoy shorter, more manageable segments of the trail. One of the most scenic sections for the unobstructed views of nearby Mt. Rainier begins in Orting and follows the Carbon River upstream through farmland and forest.

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. 

The trail begins in the City of Puyallup at 13810 80th Street and continues through the Puyallup Valley to the City of Orting before beginning a small climb to the Town of South Prairie and City of Buckley. The trail terminates at the White River in Buckley.  The future plan is to continue the trail to Puyallup where it connects with the Riverwalk Trail then ultimately to Tacoma and Sumner where it will connect with the Interurban Trail that now extends through Kent and Auburn. The trail in Buckley will continue east into King County and Enumclaw. 

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