From Columbia Point Marina Park at the south end to USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park in the north, the Richland Riverfront Trail offers seven miles of scenic paved trail immediately adjacent to the roaring Columbia River. Along the way, the trail links Howard Amon Park, Leslie Groves Park and the edge of the campus of Washington State University Tri-Cities. Trail users will enjoy the public art and scenic views of the river.
There is a short gap in the trail near the university; trail users should take Harris Avenue for a few blocks until the trail resumes at Sprout Road in the north and Ferry Road in the south. At the trail's northern endpoint, be sure to check out the sail of the USS Triton, a decommissioned nuclear submarine. The memorial also features an informational display about the history of the vessel and the region's significant contributions to the nuclear history of the United States. Indeed, the famous Hanford Siteonce home to the world's first full-scale plutonium production reactoris located a short distance north of Richland.
At Columbia Point Marina Park, the trail directly connects to the Sacagawea Heritage Trail
for an even longer excursion along the Columbia River through the Tri-Cities area.
From the intersection of US 12 and State Route 240 in Richland, take George Washington Way north to Columbia Point Drive. Turn right and go to the end of the road at the marina launch ramp. Parking can be found at the trailhead immediately to the west of the I-182/US 12 bridge; the Richland Riverfront Trail begins there along the Columbia River.
Additional parking can be found at the northern trailhead at USS Triton Memorial Park on Port of Benton Boulevard and at various city parks along the trail's route.