Mission Statement: We work to expand, fund, maintain, promote and advocate for an accessible and inclusive trail system from Mt. Rainier National Park to Puget Sound, fostering recreation, health, active transportation, and environmental and historic preservation.
Our Vision: An accessible network of world class trails improving peoples’ lives by connecting communities and destinations throughout Pierce County and beyond.
The development and maintenance of rail trails connects communities, provides safe access for outdoor actives promoting health and fitness, establishes “green” transportation corridors, preserves and protects the environment, and promotes economic revitalization and historic preservation for the communities they serve.
— Fran Mainella, Director of NPS, 2003