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When planning your visit the Gorge, take READY, SET, GORGE to heart. Use these resources to help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time while helping preserve this beautiful region for generations to come.

VISITOR INFO

ROAD CONDITIONS

WEATHER CONDITIONS

TRAIL RECREATION FEES

SCENIC AREA INFO

TRANSIT INFO

Columbia Gorge Express – From Portland’s Gateway Transit Center (serviced by Tri-Met) to Multnomah Falls, Rooster Rock State Park, Cascade Locks and Hood River during the summer months. The air-conditioned Columbia Gorge Express is equipped with wifi and bicycle racks. Go here to access the 2018 summer route and schedule and purchase tickets online.

Columbia Gorge Area Transit — Offers numerous fixed routes between The Dalles and Portland, as well as a free, summer-only trolley from the Columbia Gorge Express transit stop in Hood River around the town. More info

West End Transit (WET Bus) — The WET bus runs Fridays-Sundays during the summer months. This is the best way to access the Dog Mountain Trail, which requires hiking permits March 31 - July 1 All passengers receive a free permit. More info.  

Columbia Gorge Car Free – This website is a comprehensive resource for people seeking to travel to, from and around the Columbia River Gorge without a car. More info

HIKING INFO


SHOW THE GORGE SOME LOVE – SHOP LOCAL 

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EMERGENCIES

In the case of an emergency, contact 911. Explain the nature of your emergency and your location. They will dispatch the appropriate authorities and/or volunteers to assist with search and rescue.
Before leaving on your hike, make sure you have the 10 essentials.

GO BY BIKE
The Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail is the best biking route in the Gorge, but much of the trail is closed due to the Eagle Creek Fire closures. The best opportunity for bicycling is between Hood River and The Dalles

ITINERARIES

WILDFIRE PREVENTION & FAQs

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

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