McMillin to Orting

alertFoothills Trail Temporary Closures July 2019.

A section of the Foothills Trail (McMillan to Orting) at 149th St Ct E – just north of the City of Orting at the entrance to High Cedars will be closed for a trail realignment safety improvement project July 8-26, 2019. The project will increase line-of-site visibility for all users and reduce trail user speeds as they enter the intersection at 149th Street Ct. E. The trail will be completely closed at the construction site and no alternative path will be provided.  Please follow posted signage. For project information, please visit Pierce County Public Works.

Section Information

The McMillin Trailhead is a popular starting spot for bikers, skaters and stroller pushers. Most of this 2.3 mile section is parallel to SR 162.

This was the original 'Model Mile' of the trail and many consider it the most scenic part of the trail as it runs through Orting.
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The McMillin Trailhead

The McMillin Trailhead is on the right directly after the cement bridge at the confluence of the Puyallup and Carbon Rivers. The Orting trailhead is 2.2 miles further on the right located in the Orting City Park. There is sufficient parking available along the where there are restrooms, an information kiosk and a children's play area.

From State Highway 167 and/or 512 take the state Highway 410 exit, then take the Orting / Sumner exit, which is Route 162. Turn right towards Orting.

GPS Coordinates

  • y 659617.93031 Longitude - 122.23612
  • x 1208303.10299 Latitude - 47.12907