Make sure to check out the videos below for a view of what some of the great trails at the State Patrol riding area are like!
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To get to the parking area for this mountain bike riding area, take I-82 to the Kennewick exit, follow highway 395 about 2/3 miles north to the first turnoff (Ridgeline Rd./Bofer Canyon Road). Turn east on this turnoff and go straight to dead-end parking area. From Kennewick, go south on highway 395 which winds through town. Go about 3 miles south from Clearwater to the Bofer Canyon Road turnoff (the last turn before the freeway on ramps). Turn left (east) and go straight to the dead-end parking area. Unload and ride!
This is a great, wide-open riding area in south Kennewick near the junction of U.S. Highway 395 and Interstate 82. Many people refer to it as the “State Patrol” riding area because it is located just to the east of the State Patrol office. here’s a great video showing some of the single track riding you can expect. Some videos of the downhill gulley trails are toward the bottom of this page.
From the parking area, there are two options. You can ride up the paved road which makes your climb a little easier on the asphalt, or you can head right onto the trails. You can ride east and turn right to go up the first gulley heading south. As you continue up the hill and ride behind the State Patrol office, you’ll come to a fork in the trail, you can choose the “woods” trail or the “main street trail”. Either one will get you to the main trail on the south end of the riding area.
Riding up the great single-track trail that winds up the gulley where you’ll emerge on higher ground behind the state patrol office. From here you can head east through single-track trails that are hard-packed and a blast! You’ll ride through the sagebrush and border a large circle-irrigation alfalfa field. You’ll also get a great view of the wind turbines on Jump-off Joe!
As you head east, you’ll come across various turnoffs that give you numerous downhill options through various gulleys. You’ll see signs like those below for the various trails. See more of the signs at the bottom of the page.
The rides down have various levels of difficulty, you can make them as challenging as your speed allows as you quickly drop in elevation and wind through the shrub-steppe terrain. At the bottom of the gulleys are several trails and roads to ride or you can head back toward the parking area and back up to the top to try another trail back down. You can spend several hours riding here and find a new trail on each run.
Video of “Slalom” trail
Video of the “Slime” Trail, check out the awesome wooden bridge in the middle of this run!
This is the “Skateboard” trail, it is a more advanced trail with steep downhills and some difficult rocky areas