Trails & Bike Paths
Sacagawea Heritage TrailThe 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 with portions on both sides of the Columbia River.
The Sacagawea Heritage Trail plays on the vision for a continuous bicycle and pedestrian route connecting the Tri-Cities. The trail, showcasing interpretive opportunities, is intended to serve as an amenity for both local residents and visitors to the area. The non-motorized loop routes along the river fronts in the Tri-Cities area, and creates linkages with waterfront parks. The trail system includes Class I multi-purpose trails, sidewalks, Class II bike routes (striped bike lanes) and Class III bike routes (signed bike routes).
This trail is an awesome path that borders the Mighty Columbia River for most of its route. The views of the river, wildlife and other features along the way are a big highlight of the Tri-Cities.
Zintel Canyon TrailThe Zintel Canyon Trail is at the corner of 7th and Vancouver in a residential area of Kennewick. To get there, head south on Highway 395 from Highway 240 or travel north on Highway 395 from Interstate 82. Follow Highway 395 to 7th and head east to Vancouver Street and you’re there. You can park in a small, off-street parking lot. This is a remarkable trail, especially given it is in the middle of Kennewick in a densely populated neighborhood. This also brings its drawbacks as the area is frequented by those who have a lack of respect for the beauty that is right around us and it shows with some litter and markings along the trail.
An area trail that is also very beautiful is the Tri-Cities River Front Trail.
AudubonThe Audubon Trail is located in Columbia Park. This fantastic trail is approximately 1 mile in distance and is great for walking with not much elevation.
The trailhead main entrance is along Columbia Park Trail in Columbia Park. Take the Edison Street exit off Highway 240 in Kennewick (west of the Blue Bridge). Head toward the river and turn right on Columbia Park Trail. Go approximately .3 miles east to a parking area along the river side of the road. The Audubon trail is on the opposite side of the road.
Johnson ButteThe Johnson Butte Trail is rated moderately difficult and is about 4.6 miles which will give you a nice challenge. This is a wonderful hike up an access road through rolling wheat fields just south of Kennewick.
From Kennewick, go south on Interstate 82 toward Oregon. Take the Locust Grove (highway 397) exit. Go east, under the freeway to the siding road that runs along the freeway, Bofer Canyon Road, turn right (south) on Bofer Canyon Road. Go about 1.9 miles, past some tall grain silos to Owens Road on the left, park there and start hiking!
Jump Off JoeJump Off Joe Trail gives you one of the best scenic views in the Tri-cities and is about 2.1 miles in distance. Rattlesnakes have been spotted on this trail so be careful.
To get to the trailhead for this hike take the Finley Intertie highway (highway 397) off Interstate 82. Head east to Owens Road and turn south. Go about 3.8 miles on the gravel road to the Jump Off Joe Road turn-off. You can park at the junction and hike up Jump Off Joe Road.