Pierce County’s Foothills Regional Trail today was one of 54 trails designated as a national recreation trail. The announcement was made earlier today by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
The designations add almost 1,400 miles of trails to the National Trails System. Spanning 23 states, the land and water trails provide opportunities for communities to connect to the outdoors, Salazar said in a news release.
The Foothills Trail covers 15 miles from Puyallup to South Prairie and two miles in Buckley. When complete, the trail will cover more than 28 miles. …