Angle Lake Station – Angle Lake

Alert:  We learned that the store owner for our Start Location at the Angle Lake Station is retiring and selling, as of October 15.  At that point, the Angle Lake walk, and the Des Moines Creek Trail walk, will both be unavailable.  Stay tuned for updates on whether a new Start Location can be established.  (Note, the Des Moines Creek Trail walk is still available starting from its original Start Location, in the town of Des Moines, but not for the Start at Light Rail.)

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:  7-Eleven.  20008 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA  98198.  Start Box  is on a shelf near the ATM, to the right as you enter the store.

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

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

Comments:  No restrooms at Start Location.  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 an alternate option is available 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).

Walk to Start from Angle Lake Station:  Disembark the train and take the elevator to street level.  Cross 28th Ave. S. and then walk one block to International Blvd.  Cross International Blvd.  The 7-Eleven store is on the corner.  See map below.

Driving Directions:  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 on 200th to traffic light at 32nd Ave. S., and turn left on 32nd. Continue on 32nd to the end at S. 204th St.  Turn right on 204th, and continue two blocks to International Blvd (Hwy 99).  Turn right on International Blvd. and continue one block.  7-Eleven is on right, at intersection of S. 200th St. and International Blvd.

From I-5 southbound, take exit 151 (S. 200th St / Military Rd).  At end of exit ramp, continue straight on 200th St. to traffic light at 32nd Ave. S.  Continue as noted above.

Parking:  Parking at 7-Eleven is ok to register, then move your car.  Parking at the Angle Lake Parking Garage near the Light Rail Station is free, but will fill up with commuters, weekdays during peak times, about 7:00 a.m. to around 3:00 p.m.  A parking map is provided in the Start Box for directions to free parking at Angle Lake Park, as well as other pay-to-park options.

Metro Bus:  Route 635.

Contact:  Fran Carson  (206) 788-7969

Sponsoring Club:  Sea-Tac Volkssport Club

AVA Walk Sanction Number:  Y2394