Nestled in a verdant valley between 2 major rivers, Orting is a hidden gem just 36 miles from Seattle. The Puyallup and Carbon Rivers converge here, where residents have their pick of 12 parks in a town that is only 3 square miles.
Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Orting, drawn by the famed Foothills Trail, a 21-mile paved route winding it’s way through rustic bridges and farmlands, and eventually through the center of town, as the mighty Mt. Rainier stands ever present on the horizon.
Nearby Chase Garden offers visitors a magnificent display of flora and fauna integrated into the natural landscape. The garden, called one of America’s 10 most beautiful, sits on a bluff overlooking the Puyallup river, offering dramatic views of Mt. Rainier.
Meanwhile Fairview-Riverside State Park offers campers and daytime adventurers a host of things to see and do. Geocaching and metal detecting are popular pursuits here, as paragliders and hang gliders dot the skies above.
Orting’s charms go beyond its natural beauty. Festivals throughout the year celebrate small town life in the great outdoors. The Daffodil Festival and Parade celebrates the community’s long history of agriculture, showcasing the colorful golden flowers that were once the town's main industry.
Life in Orting is awe inspiring. Rivers, lakes and mountains offer outdoor adventure opportunities at every turn. Friendly neighbors, great schools and proximity to major cities make Orting a wonderful place to call home.