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Car-Free in the Gorge to Expand in November

Car-Free in the Gorge to Expand in November
The Columbia Gorge Express stops at Multnomah Falls. (photo courtesy of Columbia Gorge Express)
By Renee Tkach
Gorge Towns to Trails Manager
October 24, 2019

Exploring the Columbia Gorge without a personal vehicle is getting easier this fall with the expansion of the Columbia Gorge Express connecting from Portland to The Dalles, seven days a week, starting in early November. Consider skipping the parking hassle and lessening your carbon footprint by having Columbia Gorge Express do the driving! It is an affordable and convenient option for traveling between Portland and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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: For more car-free options and itineraries for hiking, biking and visiting other Gorge locations check out Columbia Gorge Carfree, which offers step-by-step instructions on how to use different transit options.