Bonney Lake has several areas with trails, and is planning for more trails in the future. Trails located inside the Bonney Lake city limits are listed and linked below:
This page also includes information on future trails and other trails in Pierce County area such as the nearby Foothills Trail.
Midtown Park is located in the city-owned property in the area previously known as the "WSU Demonstration Forest", located south of SR 410 and northeast of South Prairie Road. There are many trails within the forest; these trails were closed to the public for many years, but portions were re-opened for public use starting in spring 2010. For more information:
- View information on Midtown Park on our Parks page
- Read Current Project updates for the Midtown Pakr/WSU Forest property; or
- Contact the Community Development Department at (253) 4447-4356 for more information on current developments.
Fennel Creek Trail
» View the Fennel Creek Trail Current Project Listing for more current updates.
The City of Bonney Lake is working on 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 can be found through the Fennel Creek Preservation Group and online at: www.fennelcreek.org.
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.
Environmental Impact Studies:
Safe Routes to School
The City participated 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.
Resources & Reports
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.
This 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 www.PierceCountyTrails.org.