Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Hood River to Mosier

EASY 18 reviews

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Hood River to Mosier is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mosier, OR that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.8 miles 848 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

12 days ago

4 months ago

Nice ride, great views!

road biking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Nice hike for kids

hiking
6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

It was beautiful a bit long but well worth the wait the tunnels are beautiful !!!

7 months ago

Great for a family ride!

7 months ago

The tunnels are cool and the trail is long enough to make a day of it with a picnic. Dogs must be leashed and they are strict about it. $5.00 day use fee. Camping nearby. Pretty ride or run.

road biking
1 year ago

This is a great route between Hood River and The Dalles. It is much less busy than the ride by Crown Point in the west end of the Gorge, but offers very similar sweeping vistas.

This is not an easy ride, as there are some challenging and long elevation changes. Fun going down, but rough climbing up.

Overall, with the views, pretty hard to beat.

road biking
1 year ago

Gorgeous scenery. Not a mountain bike trail however.

road biking
1 year ago

Great ride, great views

road biking
1 year ago

Gorgeous scenery along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Listed for mountain bikes, but it's all paved road, so really, a road bike is more than sufficient for this trail!

2 years ago

If you're going to ride this, and you should, avoid on weekends if you don't want to deal with dog owners who believe the leash rules do not apply to them.

road biking
2 years ago

I'm a novice biker, so any trail that is wide, paved and mostly flat is my kind of bike trail. Add some tunnels and great views and it becomes pretty much perfect. If you're planning to walk it, feel free to leave your hiking boots at home. A nice pair of flats will suffice.

hiking
3 years ago

Not my kind of "hike" having a paved path that is cleared of all of natures unforeseen obstacles. Other than that, this walk is super easy. I did from Hood River Trailhead all the way in to the town of Mosier which actually turns in to 6.1 miles for the 12.2 miles round trip. If you only go as far as the tunnel from Hood River then you are only traveling 4.5 for a round trip of 9. This is simple enough that young children just learning a bike could easily handle or the older folk who really should not be on an un-kept trail. The views from the tunnel area are great of the Gorge. Would I repeat this hike? Simply for something to do. NOT for the challenge of it.

walking
3 years ago

Not really a hike per se but rather a nice long walk. A couple great view points. The trail can get hot but there are also shaded sections as well. The trail is entirely paved and is shared use...read cyclist heavy. The signs at the trail head say this "hike" is 4.5mi (9mi total) so I don't know where the 12.2mi came from. Pay to park at the Hood River or Mosier trail heads. Note-poison oak, rattlesnakes, ticks; stay on trail and keep pets or kids out of the brush

road biking
3 years ago

Awesome ride, the kids did great and the Mosier tunnels were awesome!

mountain biking
5 years ago

Nice wide paved trail with some great views. Good ride for the family.