Miller Creek Trail

14455 Des Moines Memorial Drive 

Miller Creek Trail will be closed between Des Moines Memorial Drive and S 144th Way for construction of the Miller Creek Stream Restoration Project, between May 8, 2023 and December 2023.

We appreciate your patience as we work to provide fish habitat and other environmental enhancements.

The completed trail section runs from Des Moines Memorial Drive north to South 140th St. Recreational improvements include a small parking lot and trailhead with interpretive signage and picnic tables. Along the trail there is wayfaring signage, park benches, trash receptacles, boardwalks and additional interpretive signage. The recreational components are part of the much larger NERA stormwater improvement project and provide an opportunity for visitors to take leisurely walk or bike ride, while also offering educational messages about water quality topics and future development within the NERA.

Learn more about the Miller Creek Watershed.

Park History

The Burien Miller Creek Trail located within the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA) was opened to the public on February 6, 2015. The trail occupies what was once a residential neighborhood. With the airport runway expansion, the residential land use became incompatible with airport operations. The properties were purchased and the houses removed. Light industrial development now occupies the NERA. The stormwater improvement projects help clean and infiltrate stormwater runoff from roofs and parking lots.

Updated April 2, 2020