Scenic Area Car-Free Transport Options
Want to do your part to help take care of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area? A great way to minimize your impact is to carpool or travel car-free via public transportation. Visiting the Gorge on public transportation is easier than ever. Check out these options below and get familiar with what services apply to your needs.
Columbia Gorge Express
The Columbia Gorge Express offers daily bus service between Portland, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks and Hood River, OR.
Hood River CAT
Columbia Area Transit (CAT) provides bus service in Hood River and connects to other regional centers including The Dalles, Cascade Locks, Parkdale, and Portland. View the CAT transport schedules: https://www.ridecatbus.org/
The Forest Service Hood River Office stop is called “Waucoma Center” and is along CAT’s Hood River route. The bus stops in front of the Forest Service building.
Mt. Adams Transit
Mt Adams Transit (MAT) will take folks across the bridge to and from Hood River, OR and White Salmon/Bingen, WA for $1 each way (passengers aged 12+). Buses run Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and are bike friendly.
Sasquatch Shuttle and Parking provides safe parking and dog friendly shuttle rides to popular sites on the Oregon side of the Scenic Area. Daily Service. Stops include the Portland Women's Forum, Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Angel's Rest, Wahkeena Falls, Multnomah Falls & Horsetail Falls.
Dog Mountain Shuttle
This year, Columbia Area Transit (CAT) will be providing shuttle services to and from Stephenson, WA. More to come on this soon!
Portland Tri-Met maps show all the places people can get to from Gateway Center: https://trimet.org/schedules/index.htm#maps select options to find relevant schedules and plan your visit.