Car-Free Travel in the Gorge

Three weekend transportation options provide opportunities for car-free travel to Gorge trailheads

Car-Free Travel in the Gorge
Hikers board a Skamania County WET Bus after hiking the Dog Mountain trail. (photographer: Micheal Drewry)

No Car Necessary

Imagine this for your next Gorge outing: no trailhead parking hassles or congestion, no trailhead pass required, lowering your carbon emissions, and saving on fuel expenses. There are now three transportation options for visiting the Gorge.

Gorge Translink, an alliance of rural providers offering public transportation services in the Columbia Gorge, is a one-stop resource to learn the best options for exploring and getting to and from the Gorge car-free. It includes information about and links to:
  • CAT (Columbia Area Transit in Hood River County, which issues the GorgePass)
  • Skamania County Transit (including the WET Bus)
  • Columbia Gorge CarFree (trip ideas)
  • Mt. Adams Transportation Services
  • The LINK in Wasco County
  • Sherman County Transit 

Visit Gorge Translink

Sustainable Recreation, Car-Free

Gorge Towns to Trails links Gorge communities with outdoor recreation. When you take the bus to a hike, you’re keeping Gorge roads congestion-free by using transportation options.