The Lakeview Trail is a one-mile, non-motorized, multi-use paved trail that promotes connectivity and a safe and healthy environment for exercise and non-vehicular commuting. Lakeview Trail extends from the heavily-used, regional Interurban Trail at 228th Street SW to the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center and Freeway Station located just east of Interstate 5 at 236th Street SW.
The 12-foot wide, paved Lakeview Trail separates walkers, joggers and cyclists from traffic along beautiful Lakeview Drive. Beginning from the Interurban Trail to the west, Lakeview Trail extends eastward on 228th Street meandering south along scenic Lakeview Drive adjacent to Ballinger Playfield with views of Ballinger Park, Lake Ballinger, and the Nile Shrine Golf Course and continues east along 236th Street, to Interstate 5 where an existing sidewalk continues to the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center.
The Lakeview Trail creates a more vibrant Mountlake Terrace by linking the west and east sides of our city that are separated by Interstate 5. It improves non-motorized access to recreational opportunities with adjacent facilities. From the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, one can walk through Veterans Memorial Park or along 236th Street to downtown Mountlake Terrace that includes the Library, Police & Fire Stations, Post Office, Recreation Pavilion and Pool, local businesses and schools.
In addition, Lakeview Trail provides convenient access to the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center with adjoining Freeway Station to improve connections to downtown Seattle, Everett, University of Washington, and the many amenities the region has to offer. In 2024, Lakeview Trail will connect residents on the west side with the Light Rail Station.