Foothills Trail - East Puyallup Trailhead Expansion Project

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Project Update

The Foothills Trail - East Puyallup Trailhead is expanding!

In January 2023, Parks cleared two County-owned properties east of the popular trailhead to begin expansion of the current parking lot. Construction of the expanded trailhead will begin Summer 2023 and will take 4-5 months to complete. 

During construction the trail through the site will remain open, but the parking lot and restroom will be closed.

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About the Project

Foothills Trail is a 21-mile non-motorized trail connecting the City of Puyallup, Orting, South Prairie and Buckley.  The East Puyallup Trailhead is a very popular spot for people to start their travel along the trail. However, the trailhead parking is inadequate for the number of people using the trailhead. This results in a large number of vehicles parking along the roadway shoulder and other areas.  

The trailhead expansion project will increase the parking lot from 26 stalls to 81 stalls, as well as provide Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. New lighting, signage, planting and drainage work, and ADA improvements will also be included in the expansion.

Project Contact

Jud Youell, Project Manager
253-798-4164 | email