The Interurban Trail (South) follows the historic route of the Puget Sound Electric Railway, which shuttled passengers between Tacoma and Everett until 1928. The trail is most commonly (and more simply) called the Interurban Trail, and is not to be confused with the trail of the same name
running on a northern portion of the rail corridor between Seattle and Everett.
The trail begins in the north at Fort Dent Way in Tukwila, where it branches off from the Green River Trail
near Fort Dent Park. Heading south, the trail passes under Interstate 405 and follows a Puget Sound Energy electric utility corridor through industrial areas of Tukwila and Kent. Much of this portion of the trail is adjacent to active BNSF Railway tracks.
The Interurban Trail again connects to the Green River Trail at S. 259th Street in Kent, where it crosses the Green River on a dedicated bridge. In Algona, the surrounding land use shifts from industrial to residential. The north-south portion of the trail ends shortly thereafter at a trailhead park in the suburb of Pacific.
The trail resumes about 1 mile west of the Pacific trailhead at 114th Avenue E. in Edgewood, where the Jovita Crossroads Trailhead Park offers restrooms, drinking fountains, picnic shelters and an interpretive display. From there, the trail follows the old railroad corridor a short distance to Military Road S. There is another incomplete section between Military Road and S. 380th Street, before the off-road route resumes. This portion of the Interurban Trail winds through dense forest in Milton before ending at 70th Avenue E. just south of where it meets busy I-5 in Fife.
Future plans call for the completion of the various missing segments of the trail. In addition, the City of Fife is currently working to extend the popular trail westward.
Parking for the Interurban Trail can be found where it meets both S. 259th Street and S. 262nd Street in Kent. In Auburn, park there the trail intersects 37th Street NW or W. Main Street. There are also trailheads with parking in Algona at 1st Avenue N. and in Pacific at 3rd Avenue SW.
For the east-west portions of the trail, park at Jovita Crossroads Trailhead Park on 114th Avenue E. in Edgewood. Additional parking can be found off Military Road S. and at the trail's western endpoint on 70th Avenue E. in Fife.
While visiting the Auburn area---I rode this trail on 7/17/10 from Foster Park north until it became the "River Trail" (I would guess it is the Green River Trail) just north of The 405. While the scenery north of Foster Park is industrial with a few major ...
Well maintained and a great commuter trail with vistas of the Cascade foothills and Mt. Rainer. Mostly follows the utility 'right of way' underneath electrical high tension lines. Also, passes through a railroad switch-yard with 'automated' switching ...
You cannot go from Alki to Interurban...you have about a 2 mile split with no direction on which way to go