Sumner Trail #5 White River Trail

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

Sumner will use this grant to develop .4 mile, including a bridge crossing the White River, of the Sumner Trail. The Sumner Trail is a 12-foot-wide paved trail with gravel shoulders. This section of the trail is on Sumner’s north end and it runs along the White River on the west edge of Sumner Meadows Golf Course, then crosses to the west side of the White River via a 150-foot-long pedestrian bridge, and continues south through a future park site, to an existing trail at 16th Street East. This proposed trail will be a vital link to the Interurban Trail, Puyallup River Trail, and the Foothills Trail. The city will contribute $1,736,465 in cash and federal and private grants. (08-1297)

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Sumner City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $ 463,535.00 Applicant Match: $ 1,736,465.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 31 Status: Not Implemented RCO Project # 08-1297

Location Details

The trail is located in Sumner, WA near the intersection of SR-410 and SR-167. The trail runs from Stewart Road to 16th Street. To get to the northern section of trail take the Stewart Road exit off of SR-167 and go to the Sumner Meadows Golf Links to the east. To get to the southern section of trail from SR 167, take the Stewart Road exit, head east to Valentine Road and turn south. From there turn east on 16th Street East and head to the end of the road. The existing trail runs south from the end of 16th Street East, and the proposed trail will connect there and head north.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.