If you need to put air in your tires, tighten a bolt, or tend to other issues with your bike, the town of Mosier has a self-serve bike fix-it center located along the Historic Highway .25 miles out of town.
Mosier Twin Tunnels Trail
- Distance: 9 miles out-and-back
- Paved trail the entire way, closed to traffic
- Dogs allowed, on leashes only
See and feel what it would have been like to explore the Historic Highway in a Ford Model T on this 4.5-mile section of the Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail. This part of the highway was abandoned in 1954 with the construction of Interstate 84 and then reopened in 2000 to walkers and cyclists only.
From get there, drive to the Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead ($5 day-use fee). The Visitor Center (open 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. every day) offers information about the sites along the trail, as well as historical information about the construction of the Mosier Twin Tunnels Trail.
Cyclists can go at their own pace while passing through two climate zones, spectacular geologic formations, wildflowers, scenic overlooks and two tunnels. Drop into the town of Mosier and eat lunch before biking back to the Mark O. Hatfield East Trailhead and pedaling the 4.5 miles back to your car.
Electric bicycles are not permitted on the Waterfront Trail.
Hood River Waterfront & Indian Creek Trails
- Distance: 2.8 miles (one-way) & 3.1-miles (one-way)
- Waterfront – paved trail the entire way & Indian Creek – dirt path
- Dogs allowed (on-leash only along the Waterfront)
The Hood River Waterfront Trail connects “The Hook” on the west side of the Hood River waterfront to the Best Western Hotel on the east side. The paved trail is open to walkers, runners and cyclists. Stop along the way to watch kiteboarders and windsurfers sailing across the river during the summertime. Watch fishermen and women trying to reel in a steelhead on the Hood River. Or, stop to play at Waterfront Park. Go here for a map.
The Indian Creek Trail includes three segments stretching from 2nd and Hazel streets in downtown Hood River to Hood River High School. The trail, maintained by Hood River Parks and Recreation District, is a multi-use dirt trail. Be on the lookout for hikers, runners and other cyclists. Go here for a map.
You can easily turn this ride into a loop. Inquire at a local bike shop to determine the best route.
Eastside Road Out-and-Back
- Distance: 13 miles out-and-back
- Paved two-lane roads
This ride is loved among locals for its rolling hills, views of Mt. Hood and surrounding orchard farmland, and low-volume traffic during much of the year. Aside from one steep climb and descent (about 1 mile at the beginning and end of the ride), Eastside Road is a moderate road ride. It’s especially spectacular during Blossom Time (April), when all the fruit trees are in bloom.
Start this ride at the bike hub/public restroom in downtown Hood River at 3rd Street and State Street (U.S. Route 30). Head east on State Street until it intersects with OR Hwy 35. Continue east on U.S. Route 30 up a series of switchbacks toward the Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead (Mosier Twin Tunnels Trail). At the top of the hill, turn right onto Highline Road. Climb another steep section for .25 miles and then continue until Highline becomes Eastside Road.
After pedaling about 1 mile, you’ll see a turn-off to the right for Panorama Point County Park. It’s worth stopping (even if you have to walk your bike) to get 360-degree views of the Hood River Valley. Once back onto Eastside Road, continue north past historic farmhouses and barns, gardens and more fruit trees until you reach the small town of Pinegrove. You’ll go by the Pine Grove Methodist Church, which was built in 1907 and still serves the town today.
Turn right onto Fir Mountain Road and quickly turn left onto Thomsen Road. Continue about 1 mile and turn left onto Neal Creek Road. Follow Neal Creek Road north for about 2 miles until you get to a Y in the road. Stay left on Forest Road 1710 (paved) until it dead-ends. Turn around and return the same way you came.