The Sumner Link Trail offers the chance to experience the Valley along the White River including river views, wildlife and native vegetation as well as agriculture and industry. Linking to the Interurban Trail and Lakeland Hills Trail on the north and the Foothills Trail and Riverwalk Trail to the south, this is also a great commute option.
Due to repair work along the trail, there are two detours in place.
- Now until further notice, the trail is closed between State Street and Spinning Avenue. We have a damaged, dangerous tree near the trail that we are working to have removed. Until that happens, it is unsafe to use this section of the trail. Follow the signs for a short detour route on the streets to rejoin the trail.
- September 1 through mid-October, Pierce County will be working to reinforce approximately 780 feet of levee along the White River. This levee is adjacent to the Sumner Link Trail, so work will close the Trail portion from 16th Street to 24th Street. Please follow the signs for the detour route along adjacent streets to rejoin the trail.
Thank you for your patience as we work to keep the trail and its surrounding areas in good repair.
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Directions & Details
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.
- Sumner’s trails are the result of many years of planning, design and building. Take a look at our Trail Master Plan.
- Want to find more trails and connections in the area? Use the Washington Trail Association’s online trail finder.