Angle Lake Station – Angle Lake

Alert: There is no longer a start box for this walk at Angle Lake Light Rail Station.  The physical start box is at Auntie Irene’s Coffee Shop in Des Moines.  This requires driving to the physical start box in Des Moines to register, and then driving from there to the start point at Angle Lake Station.

This lovely walk goes through the neighborhoods and parks near Angle Lake where you’ll enjoy some beautiful views of the area.  The 10K route leads to an exploration of the public-side of SeaTac Airport, where you’ll have fun being a “tourist”, finding public spaces you probably don’t know about.

Distance & Trail Rating:  5K and 10K.  Rating:  2A.

Start Location:  Angle Lake Light Rail Station, 19955 28th Ave. S., SeaTac, WA 98188

Start Location Hours:  Open 24 hours, daily.  Walk hours dawn to dusk only.

Amenities:  Restrooms: yes  |  Pets: no  |  Strollers: medium  |  Wheelchairs: hard

Comments:  Restrooms may be accessed at either of the two gas stations across the street from Angle Lake Light Rail Station (for customers only – you could buy a water).  Restrooms on the 5K route at about the 4K point, at Angle Lake Park – seasonally.  Restrooms on the 10K route at about the 3K point, at Valley View Park – also seasonally.  More restroom options later on 10K route.  Pets are not allowed on Light Rail, or in any Light Rail Station, but ok on the walk route if arriving otherwise.  Leash and clean-up laws apply.  The 10K route passes through another Light Rail Station where pets are not allowed; but the walk directions include an alternate option to bypass this section, for walkers with pets.  See comment below about parking.

AVA Special Programs:  Airports – Celebrating American Flight (10K).  Mayflower – 400th Anniversary.  Rockin’ Around the Clock (10K).

Driving Directions:  Physical start box at Auntie Irene’s:  22504 Marine View Dr. S., Des Moines, WA 98198.  Driving directions:  From I-5 northbound, take exit 149B (Kent/Des Moines).  Turn left on Kent-Des Moines Rd (SR516) which becomes Marine View Drive.  Auntie Irene’s is at the corner of S. 225th St. and Marine View Drive.  From I-5 southbound, take exit 149.  Turn right on Kent-Des Moines Rd (SR516), and then continue as above.

Start Point at Angle Lake Light Rail Station:  19955 28th Ave S., SeaTac, WA 98188.  Driving directions to Angle Lake Light Rail Station:  From I-5 northbound, take exit 151 (S. 200th St / Military Rd.).  At end of exit ramp, turn left and continue for 0.4 miles, crossing over I-5.  At next traffic light, turn left onto S. 200th St.  Continue for 0.5 miles to Angle Lake Light Rail Station on your left.  See below for notes on parking.

From I-5 southbound, take exit 151 (S. 200th St / Military Rd).  At end of exit ramp, continue straight on 200th St., as noted above.

Parking:  Parking at the Angle Lake Station Parking Garage is for Light Rail users only.  The physical start box has handouts for a map and driving directions to parking options near Angle Lake Station.

Contact:  Fran Carson  (206) 788-7969

Sponsoring Club:  Sea-Tac Volkssport Club

AVA Walk Sanction Number:  Y2394