Sumner Urban to Mountain Trail, Section #4 and #5

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

The City of Sumner used this grant to construct approximately 3,900 linear feet of 12-foot wide paved trail, a bridge, and elevated approach on the north end of Sumner’s Urban to Mountain Trail. This section of trail follows the White River on the west edge of Sumner Meadows Golf Links for approximately 2,900 feet before crossing the river via a 150-foot span pedestrian bridge and a 200-foot elevated approach structure. The trail continues south to connect with a previously completed portion of the Urban to Mountain Trail at 16th Street E. The City also installed way finding signage and information kiosks; benches, trash cans, pet waste stations; mile markers; bathroom stations; bike repair stations; work out stations; barbeque stations and picnic tables; and landscaping. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this project are walking and bicycling.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Sumner City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $957,716.81 Applicant Match: $1,194,458.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 31 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1660

Location Details

The trail is located in Sumner a few miles north of the intersection of SR-410 and SR-167. These sections of trail run from Stewart Road south to 16th Street East. To get to the northern end of this section, take the Stewart Road exit off of SR-167 and go east on Stewart to the fomer Sumner Meadows Golf Links. You will need to walk back west along Stewart to the trail entrance. To get to the southern end of this section, take the Stewart Road exit off of SR-167 and go east to Valentine Ave SE/136th Ave and turn south. From there turn east on 16th Street East and head to the end of the road. When you get to the end there will be a cul-de-sac and a little bit of road still ahead of you and the trail is at the very end of the road. The existing trail runs south from the end of 16th Street East, and the proposed trail segment (4) will connect there and head north to segment 5.

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.