Ok I know where the Home Depot is on the right if your heading North on 205. And I think, if I'm not mistaken the MAX station is really close to it.
And then if the trail runs parallel to 14 West Bound? then like you mentioned I could jump into some residential areas and head NW and be going in the right direction. When I drove up to Padden and St. Johns it seemed like there were some good bike lanes and I think I saw a seperate trail. Sorry, thinking / typing outloud.
Thanks for your help.