With a variety of transit, trail and travel connections along the route, the Columbia Gorge Express helps you get right where you want to be.


Portland connections

TriMet: The Gateway/NE 99th Avenue Transit Center is served by several TriMet MAX light rail and bus lines. Use TriMet’s Trip Planner to plan your route, and find more information about connections and amenities in the Gateway/NE 99th Avenue Transit Center section of TriMet’s website

Hood River connections

Columbia Area Transit (CAT): Provides public transportation on behalf of the Hood River County Transportation District. CAT offers a seamless connection from the Hood River Columbia Gorge Express stop to many destinations in the area, including The Dalles. Learn more and view schedules on CAT’s website.  


Mount Adams Transit Service (MATS): Provides bus service on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between Klickitat County, Washington, and the Hood River Columbia Gorge Express stop. Learn more on Klickitat County’s website

Gorge-wide transit connections

Columbia Gorge Car-Free: Your one-stop shop for information on exploring the Gorge by foot, bike, bus or train. View suggested itineraries and plan your trip on ColumbiaGorgeCarFree.comCheck out the newest itinerary to Cascade Locks.

Gorge TransLink: An alliance of rural public transportation providers in the Mid-Columbia River Gorge area of Oregon and Washington. Visit the Gorge TransLink website to learn about transit connections in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania counties. 


Plan a hike with Friends of the Columbia Gorge: While some trails are closed as the Gorge recovers from last year’s wildfires, there is still plenty of beauty to enjoy. Friends of the Columbia Gorge provides all the information you need to plan a fun-filled day hiking in the Gorge. Join Friends of the Columbia Gorge on one of their guided hikes, or plan your own hike using their hike finder database.

Travel planning resources

Hiking therapy or retail therapy? The Gorge Express gets you to both! Visit the links below to learn more about all there is to see and do in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.