South Sea Tac Des Moines Creek Park Trail

Des Moines, Washington 98148

South Sea Tac Des Moines Creek Park Trail

South Sea Tac (Des Moines Creek Park Trail) Professional Review and Guide

"Set aside as an audio buffer zone for SeaTac International Airport, and later turned into a park, Des Moines Creek Park offers several miles of smooth, rolling, and twisting singletrack. The trails crisscross back and forth through an abandoned neighborhood surrounded by chain-link fencing and locked gates. The remaining landscaping has been left unkempt for all these years, creating an eerie, apocalyptic atmosphere.

The overgrown streets are completely devoid of cars and houses. Some of the trails ride through what is left of the foundations of the many homes destroyed when the airport was built. The park is directly in the path that pilots use for takeoff. Despite the noise produced by the jets, the riding is big-time fun for any level of ability. The terrain lacks serious climbing or hardcore technical sections, but it is loaded with banked turns, hairpin curves, dips, drops, and jumps. There is even a BMX zone, Fun House, created by local riders. Trail surface: Hard-packed dirt, pavement, and sand."

South Sea Tac (Des Moines Creek Park Trail) Reviews

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4/28/2008
Very flowing terrain. A great place to take a new rider, while more advanced riders can still find plenty of excitement. It's fun to watch the jump park too.
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4/14/2007
It's a fun area relatively close to Seattle and the Eastside. The trails tend to either be best suited to the beginner level cross country rider or the more advanced freerider. In a nutshell, there are several singletrack loops to be ridden in a suburban setting, and there's a freeride section with drops, doubles, jumps, and a few skinnies in a small section. Definitely worth riding if you need to stay close to home.
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5/17/2006
Excelent single track! It takes days to explore all of the fast winding trails. Skill level is from Novice to Suicide. Only an idiot could get lost in there. The only draw back is the airplane noise. This track is perfect for getting that weekday fix without traveling for two hours!
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Trail Information

Des Moines
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
10
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate
Technical Difficulty
1 to 2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Washington Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Des Moines
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