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ByPass Shelterbelt

4.8 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

130 mi
State: WA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Columbia River Heritage Trail

3 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Keene Road Trail

6 mi
State: WA
Asphalt
Accordion

Lower Yakima Valley Pathway

14 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Pendleton River Parkway

2.5 mi
State: OR
Asphalt

Richland Riverfront Trail

7 mi
State: WA
Asphalt

Sacagawea Heritage Trail

23 mi
State: WA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The ByPass Shelterbelt runs along the west side of Richland from Wellsian Way and Aaron Streets on the south end to Spengler Street on the north end. Although it parallels the Bypass Highway, the sound ...
WA 4.8 mi Asphalt
As of late 2011 the Columbia Plateau Trail State Park has developed 38 miles in two segments between Fish Lake near Cheney and Martin Road near Sprague, and between Ice Harbor Dam near the Tri-Cities and ...
WA 130 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Columbia River Heritage Trail parallels the scenic waterway in the rural community of Boardman in northeastern Oregon. The trail's 3-mile off-road portion is described here, though trail-goers can ...
OR 3 mi Asphalt
The Keene Road Trail is a 12-foot-wide asphalt path occupying the old Union Pacific right-of-way adjacent to Keene Road. The trail runs between Bellerive Drive and S. Highlands Boulevard.
WA 6 mi Asphalt
This segment of the historic Lewis and Clark Trail traverses cliffs perched above the Columbia River in the Oregon desert. The fairly flat trail, steep and sandy in sections, gathers the rural treasures ...
OR 7.3 mi Gravel
The Lower Yakima Valley Pathway offers trail users the opportunity to experience great wines (produced from grapes grown in the area's rich volcanic-ash soil), interesting shops, and local hospitality ...
WA 14 mi Asphalt
The Pendleton River Parkway closely follows the south bank of the Umatilla River along the levee. Travelers can enjoy several parks and city landmarks just off the trail, and glimpses of the many types ...
OR 2.5 mi Asphalt
Accordion
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 ...
WA 7 mi Asphalt
The Sacagawea Heritage Trail is a scenic river trek along the Columbia River through the Tri-Cities of Richland, Kennewick and Pasco in southeastern Washington. The trail is a 23-mile blacktop loop trail ...
WA 23 mi Asphalt

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ByPass Shelterbelt

WA - 4.8 miles

The ByPass Shelterbelt runs along the west side of Richland from Wellsian Way and Aaron Streets on the south end to Spengler Street on the north end. Although it parallels the Bypass Highway, the sound ...

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

WA - 130 miles

As of late 2011 the Columbia Plateau Trail State Park has developed 38 miles in two segments between Fish Lake near Cheney and Martin Road near Sprague, and between Ice Harbor Dam near the Tri-Cities and ...

Columbia River Heritage Trail

OR - 3 miles

The Columbia River Heritage Trail parallels the scenic waterway in the rural community of Boardman in northeastern Oregon. The trail's 3-mile off-road portion is described here, though trail-goers can ...

Keene Road Trail

WA - 6 miles

The Keene Road Trail is a 12-foot-wide asphalt path occupying the old Union Pacific right-of-way adjacent to Keene Road. The trail runs between Bellerive Drive and S. Highlands Boulevard.

Accordion

Keene Road Trail

WA - 6 miles

The Keene Road Trail is a 12-foot-wide asphalt path occupying the old Union Pacific right-of-way adjacent to Keene Road. The trail runs between Bellerive Drive and S. Highlands Boulevard.

Lower Yakima Valley Pathway

WA - 14 miles

The Lower Yakima Valley Pathway offers trail users the opportunity to experience great wines (produced from grapes grown in the area's rich volcanic-ash soil), interesting shops, and local hospitality ...

Pendleton River Parkway

OR - 2.5 miles

The Pendleton River Parkway closely follows the south bank of the Umatilla River along the levee. Travelers can enjoy several parks and city landmarks just off the trail, and glimpses of the many types ...

Richland Riverfront Trail

WA - 7 miles

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 ...

Sacagawea Heritage Trail

WA - 23 miles

The Sacagawea Heritage Trail is a scenic river trek along the Columbia River through the Tri-Cities of Richland, Kennewick and Pasco in southeastern Washington. The trail is a 23-mile blacktop loop trail ...

ByPass Shelterbelt

WA - 4.8 miles

The ByPass Shelterbelt runs along the west side of Richland from Wellsian Way and Aaron Streets on the south end to Spengler Street on the north end. Although it parallels the Bypass Highway, the sound ...

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

WA - 130 miles

As of late 2011 the Columbia Plateau Trail State Park has developed 38 miles in two segments between Fish Lake near Cheney and Martin Road near Sprague, and between Ice Harbor Dam near the Tri-Cities and ...

Columbia River Heritage Trail

OR - 3 miles

The Columbia River Heritage Trail parallels the scenic waterway in the rural community of Boardman in northeastern Oregon. The trail's 3-mile off-road portion is described here, though trail-goers can ...

Keene Road Trail

WA - 6 miles

The Keene Road Trail is a 12-foot-wide asphalt path occupying the old Union Pacific right-of-way adjacent to Keene Road. The trail runs between Bellerive Drive and S. Highlands Boulevard.

Accordion

Keene Road Trail

WA - 6 miles

The Keene Road Trail is a 12-foot-wide asphalt path occupying the old Union Pacific right-of-way adjacent to Keene Road. The trail runs between Bellerive Drive and S. Highlands Boulevard.

Lewis and Clark Commemorative Trail

OR - 7.3 miles

This segment of the historic Lewis and Clark Trail traverses cliffs perched above the Columbia River in the Oregon desert. The fairly flat trail, steep and sandy in sections, gathers the rural treasures ...

Lower Yakima Valley Pathway

WA - 14 miles

The Lower Yakima Valley Pathway offers trail users the opportunity to experience great wines (produced from grapes grown in the area's rich volcanic-ash soil), interesting shops, and local hospitality ...

Pendleton River Parkway

OR - 2.5 miles

The Pendleton River Parkway closely follows the south bank of the Umatilla River along the levee. Travelers can enjoy several parks and city landmarks just off the trail, and glimpses of the many types ...

Richland Riverfront Trail

WA - 7 miles

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 ...

Sacagawea Heritage Trail

WA - 23 miles

The Sacagawea Heritage Trail is a scenic river trek along the Columbia River through the Tri-Cities of Richland, Kennewick and Pasco in southeastern Washington. The trail is a 23-mile blacktop loop trail ...

ByPass Shelterbelt

WA - 4.8 miles

The ByPass Shelterbelt runs along the west side of Richland from Wellsian Way and Aaron Streets on the south end to Spengler Street on the north end. Although it parallels the Bypass Highway, the sound ...

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

WA - 130 miles

As of late 2011 the Columbia Plateau Trail State Park has developed 38 miles in two segments between Fish Lake near Cheney and Martin Road near Sprague, and between Ice Harbor Dam near the Tri-Cities and ...

Columbia River Heritage Trail

OR - 3 miles

The Columbia River Heritage Trail parallels the scenic waterway in the rural community of Boardman in northeastern Oregon. The trail's 3-mile off-road portion is described here, though trail-goers can ...

Keene Road Trail

WA - 6 miles

The Keene Road Trail is a 12-foot-wide asphalt path occupying the old Union Pacific right-of-way adjacent to Keene Road. The trail runs between Bellerive Drive and S. Highlands Boulevard.

Accordion

Lewis and Clark Commemorative Trail

OR - 7.3 miles

This segment of the historic Lewis and Clark Trail traverses cliffs perched above the Columbia River in the Oregon desert. The fairly flat trail, steep and sandy in sections, gathers the rural treasures ...

Lower Yakima Valley Pathway

WA - 14 miles

The Lower Yakima Valley Pathway offers trail users the opportunity to experience great wines (produced from grapes grown in the area's rich volcanic-ash soil), interesting shops, and local hospitality ...

Pendleton River Parkway

OR - 2.5 miles

The Pendleton River Parkway closely follows the south bank of the Umatilla River along the levee. Travelers can enjoy several parks and city landmarks just off the trail, and glimpses of the many types ...

Richland Riverfront Trail

WA - 7 miles

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 ...

Sacagawea Heritage Trail

WA - 23 miles

The Sacagawea Heritage Trail is a scenic river trek along the Columbia River through the Tri-Cities of Richland, Kennewick and Pasco in southeastern Washington. The trail is a 23-mile blacktop loop trail ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Columbia River Heritage Trail

Great trail!

February, 2017 by phoenixsb

Love the location! Right on the river! Along the path is a wonderful hotel with great food that makes a perfect stopping point. Also the marina park for the kids to play at makes exercising with children easy!

Sacagawea Heritage Trail

Great interpretive signs

December, 2015 by parishn

I am from Seattle, but I walked this trail back in July when we visited the Tri-cities, and remember how awesome the interpretive environmental educational signs are! I am now doing a project for my Urban Ecology Master's class and am basing it partly on these signs and the information and activities for kids and families that they provide.

One downfall about the trail, however, was that it seemed to disappear at one point and we were walking along the street. This didn't seem very safe to me. Other than that, the trail was beautiful.

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

I rode to Spokane from the John Wayne Trail juncture in August 2015

October, 2015 by rustblue2

5 stars for the scenery, 2 for the rail ballast. It was rough going, even on a fatbike. I ran out of water mid morning and bailed off the horrid bone rattling ballast about 5 miles south of Lamont onto a gravel road that connected to Lamont Road and then into Lamont. Found water from a pump handle spigot in the little park behind the small community center. Filled up all 5 bottles and proceeded on pavement to the rough but fun dirt jeep road called Swift Roa that runs paralell to the CPT. I stayed on this when it became Cree Rd, then rejoined the CPT at Martin Trailhead. The rest of the ride was great, but hot, 106 degrees.Too hot for rattlesnakes so I got lucky and saw none in 5 day ride from North Bend) A refreshing jump in Amber Lake helped cool me down, and a second plunge into Fish Lake too, helped me arrive in Spokane feeling somewhat refreshed.
As others have noted, if they ever pave the CPT (and John Wayne Pioneer Trail) we will have an incrediblly scenic route through some remarkeable desert lanscapes and channeled scab lands. But for now, this is a ride that while I would say is doable for anyone, but just be ready with lots of water, energy bars, and thick mountain bike tires and maybe even a fat bike. The rail ballast rocks slid around like dinner plates even under the fat bike, which made it impossible to ever fully relax like you can on the packed gravel or paved trails.

Accordion

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

Brutal?

March, 2015 by zachary_miller

Well, the developed sections were excellent (Spokane to Martin Rd. in the North and Snake River Rd to Ice Harbor Dam in the South) but just about everything in the middle of that is ruthless and underdeveloped. My fiance and I just attempted to bike-pack it -aboard fatbikes- and were rattled to the bone on the ballast. We've ridden a whole lot of trail throughout the west and this was some of the most brutal we've experienced (unrelenting loose 2-4" basalt rocks).

Also, not having developed the old-unmaintained bridges for crossing was certainly a negative, being that there is no decent way around them (unless you're a fan of trespassing on private property!)... Thankfully, by the time we arrived at those gaps in the map, we were doing a little road-detour until we could rejoin on more developed trail.

On the plus side, it covers beautiful and under-appreciated countryside and is filled with glorious cheerful birds filling your world with song at every break.

Overall, I don't think this "trail" is developed enough for public "enjoyment" or "recreation" but, with a little work, could be a hidden gem of Eastern Washington. If it ever gets paved, it would be a road-cyclists heaven and would certainly help boost the small-town economies along the route!

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

Great possibilities

October, 2014 by ihateusernames1

Fantastic views riding north from Ice Harbor to Snake River Junction. Trail conditions make for slow going (12mph or so) over thick gravel giving way coarse basalt. I'd really like to see trail improvements. We turned away from the trail at Snake River Junction and rode gravel roads back to Ice Harbor up and down through the orchards during apple harvest. We enjoyed the gravel road surface much more. Glad I did it but not super anxious to go back. Those gravel roads; however, need further exploration.

Sacagawea Heritage Trail

Edit to trail guide

May, 2014 by lkkochan

There is a typo in the following portion of Bear's 2010 route description:

"You have followed the trail to the Yakima River and now there is a choice: Kennewick or Richland. You want Richland. You want to ride ahead, over the river. Ride alongside WA 240 for 1.25 miles, then turn left and ride along a river channel out to the mouth of the Yakima River."

Where it says "You want Richland", it should read "You want Kennewick". We rode the Sacagawea Heritage Trail over the 2014 Memorial Day weekend and followed the trail toward Richland for several miles before we doubled back to the Richland/Kennewick intersection. The Richland route actually took us the opposite direction and away from the Heritage Loop Trail.

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

Beautiful Area in the Fall but...

October, 2013 by schweissing

This is a great trail to travel on a sunny fall day. The first section near Ice Harbor Dam has been covered with a gravel until you get upstream to the Big Flat Park. From that point upstream it is essentially the railroad ballast and isn't really meant for the tires of a bike unless you have the great big fat ones for riding in sand.

For hiking and horse riding - it's no big deal except some of the rock is sharp enough I wonder about the hooves of a horse.

If you are riding a bike the ballast makes you unsteady enough that you have to watch where you are riding all the time instead of looking around at the scenery.

Moral of the story: bring the big wide tires and enjoy a beautiful ride.

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

Ice Harbor Dam to Snake River Jct. 10-04-2013

October, 2013 by ecousin

I am looking forward to the day when all 130 miles of this trail is open, but for now the most southern 15 miles is “Open” and will have to do. It was a beautiful October day, so I decided to go for a ride, the trail can get quite hot in the Tri-Cities summers, and the park is available for use year round. The concept of open is interesting and was explained to me this way, the section which is not open you can go on but it offers no facilities (92 miles). The section not open contains gated Trestles creating difficulty in passage of the trail.
I have rode this 15 mile section twice and both times it has taken me 2:40 to travel one way and 3:00 to travel back. I find this funny because you are traveling upstream toward Snake River Jct. so you would think the return trip would go faster, it just doesn’t seem to.
The surface of the trail is the largest drawback, again my mind dreams of a time when the trail has a paved surface. However this is not in the development plans for the State Park. From Ice Harbor the surface is almost acceptable and continues to deteriorate the farther up the trail one rides. By the time you reach Big Flat (Dalton Lake) the trail is rough, but finer gravel has been placed on the trail over the entire 15 miles. The surface of the 92 miles which are not open are extremely rough, there are no fine gravel and it has not been smoothed out or compacted if you ride these sections you will appreciate the work done on the southern 15. In summary the surface could use improvement but I rode it on my Mt. bike which has no suspension.
The encounters I have had on the trail are very limited with Human Beings, and relatively frequent with wildlife, which on 10-04 included, Blue Herron, Canadian Geese, and many other birds, White tail deer, Snake, and fish jumping.

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

LOVE this trail!

August, 2013 by karineeh

We've hiked some of the graveled section from Cheney-Spangle Road south and have ridden our bikes from Fish Lake to Cheney-Spangle. The latter section was exceptionally scenic and GORGEOUS! The basalt rocks, the vegetation, and the little streams running on either side of the trail, along with a quiet evening, made our ride very peaceful. We even saw a porcupine along the way and heard it communicating with it's babies/baby in a little rock cave.

I love the Channeled Scablands. Maybe it's because I took geography classes at EWU. It's a fascinating and a beautiful area once you learn about it.

Also, my dad worked for the SP&S.

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

not ideal for hiking/through hiking

April, 2013 by cfornia

Two of my friends and I set out from Sacajawea State Park in Pasco up the road to the CPT, planning to hike to the town of Kahlotus in 3-4 days. Unable to find much info on the trail beforehand, we had no idea what to expect as far as the backpacker's experience.
The trail, sites, and parks along the trail do not allow camping, except for a very few. The one park that did offer camping, Windust Park, was closed when we got there. Because many parts of the trail are so remote, I suppose one could camp in the places furthest from the roads and not get caught, but we chose not to, and ended up having a friend pick us up each day and shuttle us back to Pasco- the closest site with services. I am somewhat appalled that camping is not permitted along this trail.
The trail itself is steady and flat, and has several port-a-potties along the route at the different junctions with roads and the wildlife habitat areas (no camping!). The towns of Kahlotus and Washtucna have very little to offer in terms of stores, even for buying water, so plan on treating the creek or river water, which seems sketchy-most of the creeks are farm runoff.
I can't imagine hiking this trail, or that it was intended whatsoever for hikers. I think it may be fun to go biking, if you enjoy riding a mountain bike down a flat gravel road. Some of the views along this route are great.
We did encounter several rattle snakes- not just hearing the rattles, but having them come across our path, or coil up in a strike position. I am not exaggerating- we saw at least five rattlers in four days.
Finally, if you plan to hike this trail, keep in mind that all of the old train bridges have been very effectively fenced off by the Army Corps of engineers, so you cannot cross them. Obviously, this is a great way to keep drunken teenagers from playing on them, but if you are hiking down the trail expect MAJOR delays if you encounter a bridge, because most of the time you will need to double back to less steep terrain, find an alternate route, and then find another way back up to the trail after the bridge. It would be better to plan an alternate route around each bridge beforehand.

Lewis and Clark Commemorative Trail

Lake Wallula Trail

May, 2012 by dstellwag

5-25-12. We started at the McNary beach trailhead, and was to suprised to see no people at the well manicured upkept park at Mcnary Beach. We only hiked a coulple of miles, we could smell the blooming trees along the bank of the lake. Nice walk, we saw two deer along the rock bluffs, several bright yellow and orange colored finch's, swallows gliding on the wind, and a gopher snake sunning himself across the trail. Lots of blooming wild flowers. This trail is dog friendly and our little terrier enjoyed it as well.

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park

Columbia Plateau State Park - Ice Harbor Dam to Snake River Jct.

May, 2012 by trail53link

5/19/12 Saturday

I give the trail surface a 1 and a half stars and the scenery 4 stars. I will probably never ride this trail again and I live 20 minutes from here. There is no potable water available on this trail. If you got desperate I'm sure a few drinks from the river wouldn't hurt you.

I started the ride at the Ice Harbor Dam Trailhead. Clean restroom. No water. Lots of free parking. Nice boatlaunch facility with nobody using it on this GORGEOUS Saturday in May.
LOCATION STATS:
N46degrees 15.201'
W118degrees 52.665'
Elevation = 418'

From here the trail consists of mostly 3/8" crushed rock with medium ballast underneath that's not compacted but my trailbike handled it OK. (I averaged 10 mph until I got to Big Flats which was about 6 miles into the ride.) I didn't see another bike all day and except for a few fishermen, I felt like Lewis and Clark on their expedition. I saw several blue heron, many loons, some HUGE owls with a nest right next to the trail, geese, a school of late run Chinook salmon, hawks, a huge cliff with swallows nesting, signs of badger, a very cool beaver hut, and lots and lots of amazing scenes of the Snake River.

All the parks were closed. The only activity allowed was in Levey Park boat launch on weekends only. Joe, the custodian at Levey, told me this was the first year he could ever remember the parks being closed. Levey is/was a GORGEOUS Park with an amazing beach. Such a waste.

Big Flats had lots of bank fishing happening in the lake created by a land bridge across an inlet in the lake/river. It's called Sacajawea Lake above Ice Harbor Dam. Nice open restrooms and again no water.

From here the trail surface had no crushed rock...just medium sized ballast uncompacted. The going was MUCH slower! Only averaged 6 mph from here to Snake River Jct.

Snake River Jct Trailhead...
Clean restrooms and covered picnic area. It looked like the garbage can was missing and birds had scattered garbage folks had stacked near the recycle can. Because of the difficulty riding the trail I decided to take paved roads back. It was 4 miles further but not nearly the effort.
LOCATION STATS
N46degrees 23.402'
W118degrees 40.830'
Elev = 464'

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