Author Archives: Foothills Trails

NOTICE: Upcoming Closure of section of Foothills Trail planned for August through October

Puget Sound Energy is working on upgrading parts of the power lines through the area. This will cause a section of trail between the East Puyallup Trailhead and N 96th St E in Puyallup. Planned closure is from August 1 through October 31, 2017. There will be a temporary parkingContinue Reading

Adventurer of the Week: Foothills Trail Coalition president Buzz Grant

A recent store in the Tacoma News Tribune showcased the coalition’s president, Buzz Grant! Highlights: Grant is in his sixth year as Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition president The June 4 Rainier to Ruston Relay is organization’s biggest fundraiser Coalition gave $50,000 to trail extension project that starts June 7 Read moreContinue Reading

Groundbreaking Ceremony to connect trail between South Prairie and Buckley!

A Photo Tribute and Fond Farewell to Dr. Ernie Bay

Taken from Marian and Jerry Betzer and the Fennel Creek Trail Advocates’ compilation.       June 30, 2007:  Fennel Creek Watershed and Trail Tour 2014 Victor Falls Park and Viewpoint opens to the public                 Photos and tribute courtesy of Marian Betzer FennelContinue Reading

Another tribute to The Late Ernie Bays.

“Highlights Puyallup’s Ernie Bay was Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition’s first president Bay was founding member of Friends of the Puyallup River Walk Inspired others to become trail advocates” Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/outdoors/article69464562.html

Ernie Bay passes at 86. Pivotal member of the community and trails movement.

The Foothills Trail lost one of its most ardent champions March 18 with the death of  Ernie Bay at age 86. No one called him Dr. Ernest Clayton Bay, even though he was a former Cornell University entomology professor. He was “Ernie” to everyone.  The first part of his emailContinue Reading

New Race Director for our upcoming races!

Rainier to Ruston and the B & O Half-Marathon have a new race director! Here is a great story in The News Tribune about the new race director, Sabrina Seher. Both of these races are the main fundraisers for the Foothills Rails to Trails Coalition. http://www.thenewstribune.com/outdoors/article54803160.html

Foothills Trail Emergency Levee Repair Starting Week of November 9

PLEASE NOTE: The onslaught of rain these past few days caused damage on a section of the levee between Voight Creek Bridge and 197th Ave. E. in front of Zirkel Access Road.  Pierce County Public Works will shut down this section of trail.  The project will start next week and takeContinue Reading

News from the Forevergreen Trails Conference

Oct.14, 2015: Tony Tipton, Director of Pierce County Parks and Recreation Services announced that Pierce County had acquired a “Possession and Use Agreement” for the remaining landowners in the section of the Foothills Trail from Buckley to South Prairie. This means that Pierce County can use the land for planning,Continue Reading

Picnic Shelter Construction Aided by Grant from Puyallup Tribe!

“Veterans Park and those involved with its creation are preparing to celebrate another milestone with the dedication of a new picnic shelter. The park, located at 802 5th St NE, will host a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. July 31. Tom Shriver Sr., past commander and judge advocate for American LegionContinue Reading