The City of Sumner is working on getting signs up to help you find the trails when driving and help you navigate trails and other amenities while on the Sumner Link Trail. In the meantime, here are some tips for finding and enjoying the trail.
Driving Directions: State Street Parking
From Highway 167 north or south: exit to Highway 410 and take the first exit for Traffic Avenue. At the light, turn left onto Traffic Avenue. Turn left on State Street (second light) and follow State Street all the way to its dead end. Public parking in the recycling center offers a place to park and quickly access the adjacent Sumner Link Trail.
From Highway 410 east: take the Traffic Avenue exit. At the light, turn left onto Traffic Avenue. Turn left on State Street (first light) and follow State Street all the way to its dead end. Public parking in the recycling center offers a place to park and quickly access the adjacent Sumner Link Trail.
There are also several public parking lots in historic Downtown Sumner, accessed off Main Street.
Driving Directions: 24th Street Parking
From Highway 167 north or south: exit 24th Street and head east on 24th Street into Sumner. As the street curves to the right, take the left-hand turn to continue on 24th Street. The street will dead-end at the trail and river about a block east of the curve. Street parking is available, and the trail is immediately adjacent.
There is also street parking available on 16th Street, eight blocks north of 24th. To access, exit onto 24th Street and travel east. Turn left onto 140th Avenue East and travel eight blocks. Turn right onto 16th Street and continue east until the road dead-ends at the trail.
Driving Directions: Loop Parking
There is also street parking available on 142nd Avenue E, adjacent to the “Stuck on a Loop.” However, this portion of 142nd is a one-way only road heading south. To access, travel south on 142nd Ave from 24th Street and turn right just before the bridge to continue on 142nd. Or, if traveling north from Fryar Avenue, curve with the road to the right at Puyallup Street. Turn left onto Tacoma Avenue. Just after the bridge, turn left onto 142nd Avenue E. Street parking is available along the trail.
(See map above) Public restrooms are available during daylight hours in Sumner’s Historic Downtown at the corner of Main & Ryan, approximately four blocks east of the trail, which passes by Main Street at the Traffic, Main & Fryar intersection. Restrooms and the Sumner Visitor Center are also available across the Bridge Street bridge inside The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse.
The Sumner Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located approximately five blocks west of the Sumner Loop Trail at 24th Street.
Sumner offers a variety of dining and beverage options, mostly casual, primarily along Main Street, east of the trail. There are also some restaurants along 24th Street just west of the trail.
Services: Bicycle Repair/Supplies
The Bonney Lake Bicycle Shop of Sumner (yes, it’s in Sumner) is approximately a quarter of a mile east of the Trail at the intersection of Main Street and Wood Avenue.