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Riverfront Trail

Central Washington > Tri-Cities
46.2636, -119.2461 Map & Directions
Length
7.5 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
303 feet
Highest Point
391 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
View south of the Columbia River from the Riverfront Trail. Photo by Mike. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

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A blacktop trail with some gravel and dirt sections that meanders along The Columbia River in the City of Richland. Start or end at Columbia Point Marina Park at the south end or USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park in the north. The trail is seven miles in length with many benches along the way to stop and take a breather and soak up the beauty of the fast moving Columbia. Continue reading

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Hiking Riverfront Trail

A blacktop trail with some gravel and dirt sections that meanders along The Columbia River in the City of Richland. Start or end at Columbia Point Marina Park at the south end or USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park in the north. The trail is seven miles in length with many benches along the way to stop and take a breather and soak up the beauty of the fast moving Columbia.

Enjoy this flat route for the entire seven miles it rolls along beside the Columbia, or simply take in a small section. It's a delightful walk for most of the year, though in the height of summer temperatures can reach triple digits, so try and save your exercise for early morning or late at night in weather like that.

Regardless of temperature, there is minimal shade along the trail so take a hat, plenty of water and sun screen. There are many places to exit the trail into town to a store but if you want to hike the whole thing only one way then you will need two cars. One can park at Columbia Point Marina Park and the other at The USS Triton Memorial or the hike will be fourteen miles round-trip. The views of the Columbia River are fantastic and can be seen the whole seven miles along the trail.

Hike Description Written by
Mike Morrison, WTA Correspondent

Riverfront Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.2636, -119.2461 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Discover Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Seattle take I-90 to Ellensburg. Just past Ellensburg get on Highway 82 South passing thru Yakima until you reach The City of Richland. Exit onto George Washington Way North. Then Exit on Columbia Point Drive and you will end up at Columbia Point Marina Park and the beginning of the trail at the south end.

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Central Washington > Tri-Cities

City of Richland

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