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Scott Pierson Trail

 This trail runs from near S 25th& State in Tacoma across the new Tacoma Narrows bridge to Stone Drive in Gig Harbor. Navigation on some parts of it may require some thought - the signs will sometimes specify destinations but will not indicate which way the main trail goes. There is no signage near the south end of the bridge. When coming across the bridge to Tacoma, take a left at the light and watch for a gap in the fence within a block to connect with the next section of trail.
The logo honors Scott Pierson, a local trails advocate

Location: Pierce County
City(s): Gig Harbor, Tacoma, WA
Length: 6.1 miles.  

Elevation: North to south
     Gain  650
Facilities Trail Condition  
Drinking Water:  No
Restrooms:  No
Benches:  No
Picnic Tables:  No
Surface Type:  Paved
Surface Quality:  9
Scenery:  7
Lighting: 1

0 = none/ the worst
5 = average
10 = excellent

Bikely trail map
Forever Green Trail Map
News Tribune Article
News Tribune Article on Fixes
News Tribune Map
Official WSDOT map
Pierce County Bike Map
Regional Trail Plan
WSDOT Narrows bridge map
1. Stops within 1/2 mile of the Cushman Powerline Trail in Gig Harbor

Photo Gallery

Beginning of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Gig Harbor

Looking back at Gig Harbor side

View of the Narrows from the bridge

Northern trailhead

View of the Sound from the trail

Pedestrian bridge

South end of the bridge

Near the ped bridge you get the first trail signs.

Trail parallels a road

Pedestrian crossing. Turn right on the other side to follow the trail

Busy highway 16 is right next to you

51st Street West

Sign, sign, everywhere a signů

Tunnel to the Narrows

Art along the trail

Cheney Stadium, where the Tacoma Rainiers play

View of Rainier from the Scott Pierson Trail

Gate at the southern end of the trail


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