Adopt-a-Trail Program

Volunteer - Adopt-A-Trail Program

Be inspired to be a part of our beautiful natural world! Adopt-a-Trail is an all-volunteer program that gives the public an opportunity to be actively involved in conserving and maintaining the many trails in parks throughout Puyallup.

Sign up to be a Trail Steward

To get started, you will need to submit an application to become a Trail Steward with city staff. Prior to adopting a trail, all prospective trail stewards are required to meet with the program coordinator for a "walk-and-talk" orientation of the program at the trail selected.

By adopting a trail, Trail Stewards will commit to:

  • Maintain and monitor a trail segment (minimum of .5 mile segment) for a minimum one-year commitment,
  • Inspect their adopted trail segment once per month (or more!) and provide the program coordinator with a monthly report, and,
  • Perform a larger 'trail service project' at least once a year with Puyallup Parks and Recreation staff (may include spreading wood chips on trails eradicating invasive plants, restoration paintings, building a new trail segment, or installing small structures such as bird houses, split rail fencing and/or bridges).

What trails are currently available?

Numerous trail segments are available; please contact us at to inquire about availability, or fill out an application and email today! 

Interested in maintaining portions of the city’s popular Puyallup Loop Trail (PLT)? The trail is a patchwork of city owned parks/open space land, private property and public right of way property; significant portions of the PLT are owned by Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (above Clarks Creek South), which are not under trails that can be adopted under this program. Segments of the PLT are available however for adoption! Contact us today to inquire about your favorite segment! 

WA Trails Association PLT trail description:  

Are you an existing Trail Steward?

Use the following link to file your monthly adopt-a-trail report:

Adopt-A-Trail Report Form

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