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  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10:33 PM | Dennis Brooke (Administrator)

    The Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition Historical Pavilion and Doctor Douglas Tait Plaza project was featured in The News Tribune. Read the article here.

    To support the project visit this page: Donate

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 4:36 PM | Daniel Bucci (Administrator)
    The Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition (FTC), www.foothillscoalition.org, is seeking to hire an Executive Director to lead and manage all aspects of the coalition’s activities and affairs.  The mission of the FTC is to assist Pierce County communities in the creation, maintenance, and usage of a connected system of non-motorized trails from Mt. Rainier to Puget Sound.  The Coalition has grown to a point where it is no longer feasible for an all-volunteer Board of Directors to perform its work.  The Executive Board of the FTC will supervise the Executive Director and provide overall workload expectations and priorities.  The incumbent will receive little day to day supervision and will have broad flexibility to establish and maintain their work schedule within the parameters provided by the Executive Board.

    If you, or someone you know is interested in working in a rewarding position helping progress our mission of developing a trail network in Pierce County, WA and beyond, you can apply here: https://www.workforgood.org/job/602225/executive-director-foothills-rails-to-trails-coalition/

  • Friday, January 28, 2022 4:49 PM | Dennis Brooke (Administrator)

    Click here to see the new documentary: R2R An Adventure in Your Own Backyard. The Rainier to Ruston Relay runs from Mount Rainier to Tacoma, and has been a delight for runners for almost 20 years!

  • Friday, January 28, 2022 11:16 AM | Dennis Brooke (Administrator)

    Brianne Blackburn, Planner & Trails Coordinator (extraordinaire) for Pierce County Parks gave a great presentation on trails plans at our annual meeting on Thursday, January 27th. 

    See this link for the PDF version of her presentation. 

  • Wednesday, December 01, 2021 4:36 AM | Anonymous

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition has stepped up to support local communities.

    The non-profit organization is adding “Giving with our Hearts to Help Others” to its prevailing mission of assisting Pierce County governments and communities in the creation, maintenance, and usage of a connected system of non-motorized trails for healthier people from Mt. Rainier to Puget Sound.

    In early May, the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition took notice of the incredible impact the coronavirus was having on individuals, families and businesses and began an effort to embrace the mantra “if you can help someone, do it!”

    Initially, eight non-profit organizations and food banks along or near the Foothills Trial were selected and each received donations.

    As COVID-19 persisted, the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition board approved a second round of support for 11 non-profit organizations and food banks to receive donations, just in time for Thanksgiving.

    The organization hopes its efforts will help those financially and emotionally impacted by COVID-19 celebrate the holiday season, especially through its contributions to food banks and organizations.

    Bill Hilton (Vice President)

    Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition


    253 302-1104

  • Thursday, October 08, 2020 11:15 AM | Anonymous

    From Pierce County Parks Department:

    10/08/2020 – The Voight’s Creek Bridge on the Foothills Trail which was damaged during last winter’s high waters is now fully repaired and open for use! Thank you everyone for your patience during these repairs and thanks to our Parks crew and project managers for completing these repairs ahead of schedule and just in time for the weekend.

The Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 192; Puyallup WA 98371-0021

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