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Lakeview Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.7850, -122.3152 Map & Directions
Length
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
95 feet
Highest Point
410 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
The tree-lined Lakeview Trail. Photo courtesy of the City of Mountlake Terrace. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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 Continue reading

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Hiking Lakeview Trail

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 Terrace 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 opened at Ballinger Park in 2022.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

More information about toilets

Wheelchair Accessibility

The side path down to the restrooms and pier at Lakeview Park is wheelchair-friendly.

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Lakeview Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.7850, -122.3152 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

driving directions

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

Take the bus to the trailhead! Plan your trip by bus using TOTAGO.

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Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Mountlake Terrace

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