Originating at Gateway Transit Center in Portland (eastbound) and Lewis & Clark Festival Park in The Dalles (westbound), the expanded service will make stops in Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Multnomah Falls.
Hop on the bus and enjoy your comfortable seat and views as you're taken into the heart of the Gorge. It’s a wonderful time to take in the vivid colors of the landscape, enjoy a peaceful hike, or attend one of several festivals in Hood River. The Columbia Gorge Express stops near several trails and paths that will be particularly scenic in October and November:
- At Multnomah Falls, hikers can access several trails along the waterfall corridor, including the popular Multnomah-Wahkeena Falls Loop.
- Cascade Locks is home to Dry Creek Falls (either going to Herman Creek or on the Herman Creek Pinnacles extension), which is part of the Pacific Crest Trail and a must-see for hikers and waterfall enthusiasts. (Photo of Dry Creek Falls by Yeng Tang.)
- The bus accommodates bikes! From Hood River, ride the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail to Mosier and visit a winery or hike on Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust's Mosier Plateau trail.
- The Dalles hosts the Riverfront Trail, connecting downtown to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, a beautiful walking or biking experience on the sunny side of the Gorge.