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.
Online Start Box: Registration is available on the Online Start Box. For registration information, go to ava.org, or try this link. Once you’ve registered online, the walk directions and map will be available for you to download. Or you may register at the Physical Start Box, as described below. Note, the physical start box location is not the same as the walk start location, and requires driving to the physical start box location to register, and then driving to the walk start location.
Walk Start Location: Angle Lake Light Rail Station. 19955 28th Ave. S., SeaTac, WA 98188
Walk Start Location Hours: Open 24 hours, daily. Walk hours are 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).
Physical Start Box Location: Auntie Irene’s Coffee Shop. 22504 Marine View Dr. S. Des Moines, WA 98198. Kindly ask for the walk box at the counter.
Physical Start Box Location Hours: Store is open daily, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Store may have limited hours or be closed on major holidays – call store at (206) 824-0249 to confirm.
Driving Directions to Physical Start Box at Auntie Irene’s Coffee Shop: 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.
Driving Directions from Auntie Irene’s to Walk Start : Remember to gather a parking map from the physical start box, which will guide you to area parking at the walk start location. From Auntie Irene’s Coffee Shop in Des Moines, turn right on Marine View Dr. S. (so that you will be driving northbound on Marine View Dr.). Turn right at the light at S. 216th St. Continue uphill on S. 216th St. to 24th Ave. S. Turn left on 24th, and continue on 24th as it veers right and becomes 28th Ave. S., to Angle Lake Light Rail Station on the right.
Driving Directions from I-5 direct to Walk Start at Angle Lake Light Rail Station: Angle Lake Light Rail Station. 19955 28th Ave S., SeaTac, WA 98188.
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. Online Start Box users will be given driving and parking directions.
Contact: Fran Carson (206) 788-7969
Sponsoring Club: Sea-Tac Volkssport Club
AVA Walk Sanction Number: Y2394