Just attended the Ribbon cutting for phases 3 and 4 of the Cushman trail with Mayor Jill Guernsey. It is a celebration of joint partnerships including the City of Gig Harbor, Tacoma Public Utilities, and Pierce County.
When you start looking for a place to live one of the most important things for most people is the value of the community. Well Gig Harbor has just added even more value on top of what it already has. The Cushman trail has been extended to 6.2 miles, and origionates just sounth of 14th Ave, outside of the city limits. The entire trail is paved and is open to non motorized traffic only. There are 5 restrooms along the trail, watering holes and benches. There is dramatic scenery along the trail and with 1300' of pin-pile bridge to walk across. The trail slopes up and down with the biggest incline at 10%
There is parking at Borgen Boulevard Trailhead parking area, just off of Borgen Blvd, the trail head at Grandview Street, and Hollycroft Wyn.
Durring our walk of the trail we encountered numerous cyclist, runners and walkers. At least 15 other dogs including ours and everyone on a leash. The trail does cross the street a couple times but most of it is in natural surroundings and extreemly enjoyable.
One of the biggest reasons for our move to Gig Harbor was the wonderful community and never ending lack of outdoor entertainment.