Cushman Trail

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Cushman Trail
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Erin G
4 contributions
This trail is nicely paved and has enough hills to mix it up a bit! There are park benches for walkers and runners to stop and enjoy a quick rest or stretch. It has a painted center line to help keep traffic moving safely.
Erin Goodwill, Gig Harbor
Written October 28, 2020
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MartynG_11
Gig Harbor, WA513 contributions
Great local paved trail. I have explored both on foot and by bike and it is a welcome traffic free way of dissecting Gig Harbor on a dedicated well marked, well laid out trail.

The hills will surprise a little. I have enjoyed walking them but confess I had to climb off my bike a couple of times as the gradient was too much. The trail is ridden by people of all ages and they seem to manage the hills fine. The gradient is undulating rather than long drawn out climbs.
Written June 17, 2021
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Christy90
Seattle, WA20 contributions
Family
Gig Harborites love having the Cushman trail for walking/running/bike riding. It has a few big hills, but is an excellent trail for working out or just getting some fresh air. I have used it dozens of times without incident, but I would caution you if you park at one of the trailheads, that they tend to be targets for people who smash and grab items from the cars. I wouldn't leave anything of value in my car, and certainly wouldn't leave anything in plain sight
Written July 3, 2019
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Randall W
Gig Harbor, WA37 contributions
Couples
My wife & I are seniors, who recently moved to Gig Harbor & were anxiously looking forward to cycling this nicely paved trail. We started at Borgen parking lot & enjoyed the tree lined trail winding thru the woods. The crossing at Burhnam has a crosswalk with lights you can activated. Unfortunately, the next section has several hills with a 10% grade, which was just too much for us too handle. We are both in pretty good shape but this was just too much, so we ended up walking our bikes up one of the hills then turned around & rode back to the parking lot. We were very disappointed & frustrated. Why would such a beautiful trail be built with hills so steep! We used to live in Virginia & could easily ride 30-40 miles on the W&OD & C&O trails! Sure hope something is done to reduce the grade on this trail. If anyone knows of any less steep trails, please let us know!
Written July 10, 2017
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JollyPaul
Olalla, WA153 contributions
Solo
Cushman trail has several sections, all paved, that vary in views and noise. Some of it travels near highway 16, which is noisy. Some of it is relatively quiet with great views and spectacular wildflowers in late spring to early/mid summer.

The south section between 14th and Olympic drive is not very interesting, unless you need to bike or jog extra miles, and it is noisy from the highway. Skip that part.

The section between Grandview St and Rosedale is the best and is about half a mile. There is free public parking at the west end of Grandview and a public bathroom. It has lots of wildflowers, a great, elevated view of the sound framing Mt Rainer, and then goes down a treed slope and over an elevated wood bridge. It ends at the Wilkinson Farm Park at Rosedale St.

If you want more, continue across Rosedale to the next section that has more flowers and crosses some streams. It's reasonably quiet here and is about a mile long. The most interesting parts are in the first half mile or so.

An option to parking at the end of Grandview is to park at the nearby civic center on Grandview and first walk around Grandview Forest Park on the east side of the center. Then walk down Grandview to Cushman. Grandview Forest is pleasant, but small with several very short trails. The combination of Grandview Forest and Cushman makes a nice hour walk that will be roughly 2.5 to 3 miles round trip, depending on how far you choose to go.
Written July 8, 2015
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The253
Gig Harbor, WA49 contributions
Solo
The fact that there is a large section of non-trail (streets or walking-oriented sidewalks) that must be crossed to complete the trail from top to bottom is just a shame. It also is a shame that the trail does not go all the way to the Narrows Bridge. Finish it, Gig Harbor!
We should be able to ride all the way to Tacoma and beyond!
Written April 13, 2019
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46carpediem
Montreal, Canada138 contributions
Solo
this trail was great once I found it and figured out where it went when it merged with a street. It is paved and runs through woods and past the back of gardens. It is not lighted. It has a tap for water for humans and dogs.
Written August 25, 2018
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karynshufffler
Henderson118 contributions
Live Cushman Trail! Maintained... beautiful scenery... safe! Dogs welcome, paved, lighted. Hiked many parts of the trail... can do a little or miles!
Written March 27, 2018
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Parttimehawaiian
Lakebay, WA28 contributions
This is a good trail and I am happy that it is there, I do wish it was a bit more wooded though I feel strange walking through the bare spots that are adjacent to peoples back yards!
Written October 2, 2019
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lbleich
Gig Harbor, WA181 contributions
Couples
I ride the Cushman Trail on my bike almost every day. Not only is it picturesque but offers one heck of a mix for exercise. Plenty of hills of various grades and you feel totally safe biking all along the trail. The scenery is fantastic and it is beautifully kept. A treasure in our community.
Written December 9, 2018
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