The Sumner Link Trail offers the chance to experience the valley along the White River including river views, wildlife, and native vegetation as well as agriculture and industry. Linking to the Interurban trail and Lakeland Hills Trail on the north and the Foothills trail and river walk to the south, this is also a great commute option.
Head down to the Sumner Valley to find the Link Trail. This trail is flat grounded with smooth asphalt, and tall trees that surround the trail, which provides a delightful environment for an eight-mile walk or ride.
While walking down the trail you will have the chance to see the beautiful view and walk side by side to the White River or above it as you walk over the two bridges along the way. One bridge is made out of wood, which gives it an older rustic look. The other bridge is metal and has a grated deck, so take a second to look down as you cross it and watch the water rush below your feet. Depending on the season, you can enjoy watching fisherman in action up and downstream. In the fall, during the fish runs, it’s a perfect time for families who may have younger or older fishing enthusiasts to come and enjoy the trail as it’s easy access to the river.
If entering from the south side make sure you have your workout clothes on because the trail has workout equipment stations along the way. Along the trail you will come across benches if you need to take a rest, picnic tables to enjoy a peaceful lunch, and trashcans and bathrooms to use. This trail is friendly to all and big enough take your dog for a walk or teach your child to ride a bike. Along a few different point of the trail there are also signs that give you a background of the trail, there are also tall boards that keep people updated with what is going on in Sumner and the surrounding areas.
This trail offers the chance to get outside and enjoy river view, wildlife, native vegetation and agriculture without having to go way up into the mountains.