Cushman Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gig Harbor, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 541 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

Great for running, walking, biking. Helmets required, dogs allowed on leash, open dawn to dusk. No smoking, nor drinking allowed on city park property. Metal benches throughout trail for rest breaks.

road biking
3 months ago

Biking today between rain showers. Beautiful trail, some leaves/needles, but, hey, it’s fall.

mountain biking
5 months ago

I’d say the “easy” rating is off. The hills are significant and long.

Paved trail. Great for road bikes and blackberry picking! This trail is very long and we didn't do the All Trails recommended section because we just drove to where Google said Cushman Trail started.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail is fairly easy for those in moderate shape. I'd you're out of shape some of the steep grades may be difficult. Overall it's a good hike.

walking
no shade
6 months ago

This is a trail that parallels route 16. You’ll want to wear comfortable shoes because it’s paved. There’s little shade, so sun protection is recommended. We had a fun time walking it, but I think its better suited for biking than it is for walking.

hiking
9 months ago

this is a great trail for pups, strollers, bikers, or runners. there were only a few hills and it was populated, but not too heavily. parking might get tight on a nice day. loved hearing all the birds singing. unfortunately I also heard a lot of construction and cars, too.

recorded Cushman trail - Apr 16, 03:05 PM

hiking
9 months ago

I started at the Borgen Blvd trail head and walked about 2.5 miles and turned around. this segment of the trail has (to me) significant hills with up to 10% grades. I enjoyed this trail and will do it again sometime.

11 months ago

Easy. Paved. Flat. Quiet

Thu Oct 18 2018

Great for running

Sun Sep 02 2018

Easy ... yea right if you are a newbie prepare to work

road biking
Mon Feb 12 2018

confusing in places, but overall nice little ride. having a bike shop in the middle was cool, you ride right by it. would be a good trail for a group ride.

Fri Jan 19 2018

just finished the southern 2/3 of this trail. not so hilly as the northern portion of the trail. It is confusing and not well marked, around some of the businesses.

Sun Dec 31 2017

Amazing running trail!!

hiking
Wed Sep 13 2017

Awesome for a walking group

walking
Thu Aug 10 2017

The Cushman Trail provides a wide path to accommodate bikers, runners, and walkers. The first 3 miles (starting from 14th Ave NW trailhead) run close or right next to Highway 16, and the traffic noise can be overbearing at times. Overall, a great trail!

Mon Aug 07 2017

It is close to home, a safe hike, well kept and you can see a variety of trees, plants, flowers, animals and insects. We had a bunny out on our trail hike!

running
Mon Mar 20 2017

Great trail for running/training as it has many steep grade slopes (7-10%). Not much to see though, but could be because I was only on it Feb-Mar. Nice running surface for a stroller.

Mon Feb 13 2017

Close to home

Tue Jan 31 2017

Not much to see. Good for working out and that's it

road biking
Mon Aug 29 2016

A bit hilly and hard to follow for a newbee to the trail. Would like to see a few more signs to help when the trail breaks at some city roads then picks back up down the way.

Wed Aug 24 2016

Great trail for locals to get some exercise. The only issue I had was I was nearly run down by a cyclist all geared up looking like he was headed to the olympics. He was going way too fast.

Mon Jun 27 2016

Good for bike riding or a nice walk.

walking
Mon May 30 2016

Very close to Hwy 16 which produces a lot of road noise. Not very scenic. Lots of power lines.

walking
Wed May 06 2015

They just opened phase 3 and the trail now goes all the way to Borgen Blvd. great trail for walking, running or biking.

hiking
Thu May 16 2013

good trail, can walk, run, jog, or bike. is paved.

hiking
Thu Aug 30 2012

Excellent trail for riding a bike or getting your run on. I leave from tacoma ride across the Narrows Bridge, get on this trail and have a blast. This trail is paved and great for riding, walking, or running. It is flat in parts but also has some great fast elevation gain on the way back. It gets pretty steep. Its great for interval training or muscle building. Or for just a fun fit walk.

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