The riverwalk follows the old railroad tracks (now a tourist trolley line) for about five miles. The western end is a bit gritty industrial and at times you’ll have to use the road or sidewalk. The eastern end is much more natural with few buildings and a lot of greenery. The trail passes by the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Hanthorn Cannery Museum and hundreds of fun to watch but noisy and smelly sea lions at the 36th Street Pier.
The trail is flat and accessible with a few rough patches. Surfaces are asphalt, concrete and boardwalk.
There are many parking options. Safeway at 34th Street has long RV spaces. RV parking is also available at a pay lot at 37th Street. We parked for free on Abbey Lane off of 39th Street. Riverwalk