What We Do:

The Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to create and expand the Foothills Trail.  With almost 22 miles of complete trail our work has been constructed in sections as finances, environmental permits and the acquiring of ownership have allowed. We are continually working to extend, improve and maintain the paved and unpaved sections of this trail. Your paid membership and/or volunteer time helps us to continue with improving this extraordinary trail for our children, grandchildren, and all future generations to come.

Our Mission:

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, economic growth, and environmental and historic preservation.

Our Vision:

Our vision is an accessible network of world-class trails improving peoples’ lives by connecting communities and destinations throughout Pierce County and beyond.

Our Founders

The Foothills Coalition would not have been able to create the impacts of today without the generous and spirited work of our founders:  Ernie Bay, Stan Engle, Dixie Gatchel, Gordon “Buzz” Grant, Don Partington, and Dr. Douglas “Doc” Tait.

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