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Current Trails
The City has several areas with trails, and is planning for more trails in the future. Trails inside City Limits are located at Allan Yorke Park,on the South end of Lake Tapps at the intersection of W Tapps Hwy and Bonney Lake Blvd. There are approximately 1000 feet of trails in the Southeast corner of the park. 

Demonstration Forest
The WSU forest is located south of SR 410 and northeast of South Prairie Road. There are many trails within the forest. The forest was closed to the public but portions are now open for public use as of spring 2010. See our Current Project listing for more information, or
contact the Planning Manager for more information.


Fennel Creek Trail
» View the Fennel Creek Trail Current Project Listing

Fennel Creek Trail Map - from FEISThe City of Bonney Lake is working to create a multi-use trail along Fennel Creek. The Fennel Creek Corridor Watershed is located within the jurisdictions of the City of Bonney Lake and Unincorporated Pierce County in Washington State. This eight mile long watershed is the largest of eight tributaries within the Mid-Puyallup River Basin.

Information on the creek and plans for the trail can be found through the Fennel Creek Preservation Group and online at:

The City Council adopted the Fennel Creek Trail Plan into the Comprehensive Plan by reference via Ordinance 1246 (August 14, 2007). Use the links below to access more information on studies, assessments and the Fennel Creek Trail Plan.

 ¤  Fennel Creek Trail Plan (see Comprehensive Plan Parks Element)
 ¤  Fennel Creek Biological Assessment (7/2009, 4.5 M)
Fennel Creek Critical Areas Study (7/2009)
Critical Areas Study - Text (1.8 M)
Critical Areas Study - Apendices (3.4 M)

¤  Fennel Creek WSDOT Mitigation Presentation (11/2010, 2.7M)

Environmental Impact Studies:
Draft Environmental Impact Study (4.8 M)
 ¤  Final Environmental Impact Study (352 K)

Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to SchoolThe City is participating in a $2.5 million Safe Routes to School pedestrian safety grant project. Please use the links below, see the Safe Routes to School project on our
Current Projects page, or contact the Facilities & Special Projects Manager for more information.

School Walking Routes
Resources & Reports

 ¤  Safe Routes to School Walking Routes (PDF, 4M)
 ¤  "Walking & Biking to School" Community Presentation (6/2010, 876 K)

 ¤  Safe Routes to School Grant Project Summary (PDF, 1.3M)
      ¤  Grant Project Summary Exhibits (PDF, 2.5M)
      ¤  SRTS Audit Reports (PDF, 13.7M)

 ¤  View SRTS Project Updates on our Current Projects page.

Foothills Rails-To-Trails
Rails to Trails CoalitionThis path, known as the Foothills Trail, is the main thread in a web of East Pierce trails expected to come together by the end of the decade. The Foothills Trail and some other local paths are part of a nationwide rails-to-trails movement to convert abandoned railroad lines to paved trails for walking and bicycling, and for horseback riding on the graveled shoulder.
The Foothills Trail does not currently run through Bonney Lake; however, it is close by. There are trailheads in Puyallup, McMillin, Orting, South Prairie and Buckley. For maps, details on planned expansions and other information please visit

Future Trails
See the City’s Non-Motorized Transportation Plan to find out the plans for future trails, bike lanes, and more. The Plan is available as part of the Transportation Element of the City's Comprehensive Plan, and can be downloaded from our Comprehensive Plan page.

Other Nearby Trails
The City of Bonney Lake is not far from Mount Rainier National Park, which includes many trails and campgrounds. To learn more visit the National Parks Service website

Also nearby is the Riverside Park located at Riverside Road and 78th St Ct in Sumner. This County Park is an undeveloped 50 acre waterfront site along the Puyallup River. Please visit the
Pierce County Parks website to find more local parks with trails for a variety of uses.


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