Last Wednesday, June 19, King County Parks along with representatives from Enumclaw, Buckley, Pierce County, the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition, and the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition joined local supporters to break ground on the new one mile-long segment of the Foothills Trail in Enumclaw.
Once completed the Foothills Trail will be a 22- mile-long, paved, nonmotorized path connecting the approximately 238,000 residents of Enumclaw, Buckley, South Prairie, Orting and Puyallup.
This popular trail is known for its scenic views of Mount Rainier and follows the Carbon River upstream through farmland and forests.
The groundbreaking celebrates the start of another mile between the existing trail in Enumclaw and the historic Highway 410 Bridge over Boise Creek (Segment A). In 2021, King County will close the gap between Enumclaw and Buckley by building a trail bridge over the White River (Segment B).