Distance: 14 miles round trip
Elevation gain: Approximately 1050 feet

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This gem of a ride (my favorite after-work hour) takes you from downtown Hood River to downtown Mosier, where you can have a coffee at 10 Speed East or a beer at the Thirsty Woman before heading back.

Park at the parking lot at the intersection of Highway 35 and the road leaving Hood River. This lot is across from the China Gorge Restaurant. Follow the s-curves up, and stay on this road until you reach the Mark Hatfield Twin Tunnels park. Fill your water bottles.

Ride the closed-to-cars, perfectly paved road all the way to Mosier. This section of the ride is mostly shaded and cool, even on hot days. 2/3 of the way into the ride is a beautiful viewpoint, just before a long downhill to the restored twin tunnels. After the tunnels, follow the long, curving downhill to the end of the twin tunnels trail. Take a left. Follow this road into Mosier and then turn around and come home.

5 comments

  1. arlene burns |

    its an awesome ride, and besides coffee, at 10 Speed you can also get homemade pastries, sandwiches, smoothies, soups and wraps.. so you can make it a ride with a meal and the satisfaction of working it off by the time you get home!

  2. Betsy |

    Yahoo! Thanks for letting us know Matt!

  3. Heidi |

    Yeah, THANKS for opening the Tunnels! We all appreciate it.

  4. Matt Davey |

    Hey there, I’m the ranger for the Twin Tunnels State Trail and I would like to let everyone know that the trail is now open! Expect to see Fire and Park Vehicles doing regular patrols on the trail as there are still some small spot fires burning on the hill. Please stay on the paved sections and be safe. Thanks and enjoy, Matt

  5. Aspen McKenna |

    I think the historic highway between HR and Mosier is currently closed due to danger created by the Microwave Fire. Haven’t heard when it will reopen, but check before you go. Here’s where I found an update regarding its status: http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_155.php

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