The following is written by Sumner Mayor Dave Enslow:
This Saturday is National Trails Day, and it’s a great reason to try out–or enjoy again–the Sumner Link Trail.
I know this is not the Pacific Crest Trail or the Wonderland Trail, but it is a great 5.5 mile run along the White River that doesn’t make you pack up and drive to access. That means that unlike those superstar trails, you can fit this one into a day of errands and housework.
There are also some hidden gems along the way. You can enjoy beautiful views of the White River that you don’t get from driving. There are a few bridges to cross, and you bike along the 100+acres owned by the City and leased to Mosby Farms for farming. You can even bring along some food for a picnic. The City has tables and even barbecue grills at the confluence of the White & Puyallup Rivers and just before the trail goes under 142nd up by SEFNCO.
Trails are important to our community for many reasons. They make Sumner more livable and improve our quality of life; they improve our economy through tourism; they help preserve open space; and most of all, they provide opportunity for activity that improves our physical and mental health. Let’s hit the trail and really enjoy the beauty we have here in our own town.