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Lakeview Trail

Puget Sound and Islands


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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2.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 95 ft.
Highest Point: 410 ft.


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Follow a gentle, stroller-friendly slope for about a mile along the eastern and northern shores of scenic Lake Ballinger. You can extend your walk by continuing west along Lakeview Drive to the nearby Interurban Trail, or head east to explore the gravel forested path through Terrace Creek Park, 23200 48th Ave W, a popular destination for disc golf. Regardless of your route, the Mountlake Transit Center makes a good starting point. 

To get to Lake Ballinger start from the Transit Center and head west on 236 Street, immediately crossing I-5. Stay on the north side of this overpass on the wide sidewalk. Follow the obvious path for a few hundred feet from the overpass to 65th Place where you can use a crosswalk to cross the road and connect with the paved path. From here you border a golf course for a short ways before arriving at the boat launch entrance. Turn in here to explore the expansive Lake Ballinger or continue on along the Lakeview Trail, eventually connecting with the Interurban Trail.

Around the lake, keep an eye out for herons, woodpeckers and eagles. A new fishing pier, boat ramp, boat dock and restrooms are scheduled to open at Ballinger Park in late 2021.


Lakeview Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.7850, -122.3152 Open map in new window


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Mountlake Terrace

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Getting There

From Seattle, take I-5 to exit 178 for 236 Street SW. You could park at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, just east of I-5, or follow the road west as it turns into Lakeview Drive and takes you to Ballinger Park, 23000 Lakeview Drive.

From Everett, take I-5 to Exit 179 and head west on 220 Street SW. Turn left on 66 Avenue W, which will bring you to Lakeview Drive. Turn right for Ballinger Park or left for the Transit Center.

Take Transit

This trail connects directly with the Mountlake Transit Center. 

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