Hood River Trails
- Hood River has two main trails within the city and more outside city limits. The Indian Creek Trail is multi-use. Primarily dirt trail divided into three segments that run from Hazel at 2nd St. in the Heights all the way to Hood River Valley High School.
- The Hood River Waterfront Trail is a 2.8-mile paved path, connecting The Hook on the western waterfront to the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on its east side, linking numerous parks and recreation sites.
- Portions of the Westside Trail join neighborhoods on the west side of the city, with more segments proposed for development.
- The City of Hood River strives to improve pedestrian travel as identified in the Hood River Transportation Plan. This includes an infill along key arterial and collector street corridors and intersection improvements that make crossing busy streets easier for all non-motorized modes.
- The “2nd Street Stairs” are a historic route from downtown Hood River at 2nd and State streets up to eastside Heights neighborhoods, with access to the Indian Creek trailhead.
Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation Trails Map
Hood River’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Network / Safe Routes To Schools
Improvements have been made to Hood River’s bicycle / pedestrian network in 2020 with the addition of the Wilson – A Street Bicycle Corridor. The section runs on Wilson and A streets between 10th and 18th (one block north of Belmont / Union Street). It is a rare continuous stretch connecting east-west sides of 12th and 13th streets to serve bike/ped traffic in the area and commuters to nearby schools to keep pedestrians and cyclists off streets with higher vehicle traffic.
The Wilson – A Corridor is the first step in a larger plan to expand the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) network in the Heights area. SRTS projects create neighborhood to school connections for children and adults who commute by foot and bicycle.
Conceptual outlines have been created for the next phase to include bicycle lanes along Pacific Avenue from 2nd Street to 12th Street connecting to the Wilson – A Corridor. This section incorporates improvements on a small segment of the Indian Creek Trail just north of Dutch Bros to Union Street. Phase Two would also connect the Wilson – A Corridor north along 18th Street to May Street and the existing Safe Routes to Schools network. These project segments, as part of the City’s Transportation System Plan (TSP), will require extensive engineering and redesign that will take more time.
More details about improvements and plans can be found in the City’s Summer 2020 E-News article.
Network plan and map
Updated and adopted by City Council in May, to be expanded and improved in the future.