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Eastside Road (Hood River)

  • Length:
    13.2 miles
  • Difficulty:
  • Best Season(s):
    Spring to Fall
  • Nearby Cities:
    Hood River, Odell, Cascade Locks, Parkdale, Mosier
  • Region:
    Mt. Hood / The Gorge
  • Attributes:
    River Views, Rollers

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In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

Start east on W State St 0.9 miles (1431 meters)
Head east on U.S. 30 E/E State St 0.1 miles (182 meters)
Continue east on Old Columbia River Dr 0.6 miles (985 meters)
Continue east on Old Columbia River Dr 0.1 miles (164 meters)
Head south on Highline Rd 1 miles (1545 meters)
Continue south on Eastside Rd 1.4 miles (2287 meters)
Continue north on Eastside Rd 6.4 miles (10285 meters)
Head north on Highline Rd 1 miles (1545 meters)
Turn left onto Old Columbia River Dr 0.7 miles (1149 meters)
Head west on W State St 1 miles (1617 meters)

The Eastside Road ride offers great views of the Hood River Valley and Mount Hood, with roads that are less busy than the Hood River County Fruit Loop (an adjacent route).

To begin, ride State Street east from Hood River’s downtown area, cross Highway 35 by China Gorge restaurant and ride up a hill toward the Mark O. Hatfield trailhead to the split in the road. When you approach the split, take Highline Road to the right. This section is very steep, but it’s less than half a mile long — so get those legs moving and keep breathing! It’ll be over soon.

Highline becomes Eastside Road, which takes you through a section of two-lane backroad rollers. This ride offers lots of quick stops and fun things to see — such as Panorama Point, the Pinegrove School House and Rasmussen Farms (on Thomsen Road).

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