Puyallup Riverwalk Trail

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The Puyallup Riverwalk Trail traces the tree-lined shoreline in northern Puyallup, a few miles southeast of Tacoma. The paved pathway consists of two completed segments with about a mile of residential roadway and sidewalks in between. As you travel alongside River Road, you'll catch glimpses of the water on one side and commercial areas on the other. A mall at the Meridian Avenue crossing offers places to stop and eat.

The trail ends on the outskirts of Sumner. From here, the adventurous can continue their journey on the Foothills Trail. From the Riverwalk's eastern-most endpoint, cross under Main Avenue and go south on 134th Avenue through rural landscapes for about 1 mile to make the connection just off 80th Street. The scenic rail-trail stretches about 15 miles through the towns of Alderton, Orting and South Prairie.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at several points along the trail, including Puyallup Skate Park (1299 4th Street NW), the shopping area at the intersection of River Road and Meridian Avenue and the lot at River Road and 11th Street NW.


Enjoyed the ride

   October, 2016 by fletcher4hwang

Parked near the skateboard park on 4th and headed west on my bike. Before I left I went to use the bathroom but it was occupied by a vagrant. Saw a couple of bums/druggies along the way. Met a police car coming down the trail so there is a police presence. ...read more

Flat & Scenic - A Valuable, Well Used Public Asset

   June, 2015 by silverado54

Being a local, I've walked the entire length more than once but I've enjoyed doing segments too. Today I parked in the parking area beneath SR-512 just off East Main and went east to the trail's end at Mama Stortini's which is 1.6 EASY miles each way. ...read more

Good semi-rural trail.

   August, 2014 by ericjpage

I've ridden the Puyallup Riverwalk Trail on a handful of occasions. It's one leg of a 50 mile (century round trip, minimal elevation change) route between Seattle and Tacoma (from Tacoma River Rd to Puyallup Riverwalk Trail to Link/White River Trail to ...read more