I’ve had a few opportunities this summer to ride the newly connected sections of the Sumner Link Trail.
The 8-mile stretch of trail stretches from the Puyallup River north to Stewart Road and only uses the road (a well-marked bike lane) for 0.6 miles. It’s relatively flat and definitely scenic as it passes through farmland, over rivers and creeks and along the old and now overgrown Sumner Links Golf Course.
Perhaps it’s best attribute is in its middle name. It serves as a safe link for cyclists who can use it to connect the Interurban, Foothills and other trails. However, you will have to ride on the road a bit in order to do this.
Visit the City of Sumner website for trail map (you might need it the first time out).