Park and ride

Hop on the bus at Gateway Transit Center or Rooster Rock State Park and leave your parking worries behind! Parking at Gateway Transit Center is free for up to 24 hours. Drivers parking at Rooster Rock State Park must pay the $5 day-use fee per vehicle, but ride the bus free to and from Multnomah Falls. 

Note: Parking and riding at Multnomah Falls is not permitted

Park and Ride at Gateway Transit Center

The Gateway Transit Center Park and Ride has two lots with more than 300 total spaces each. The Columbia Gorge Express bus stop is located at the south end of the Gateway Transit Center bus bay near Stop ID 10863. Please note the bus stop location has changed for 2017 (see map).

  • Parking: 690 total spaces (garage and surface lot)
    • 16 accessible/disabled spaces
    • 10 short-term parking spaces (metered at $0.50 an hour) with a 5-hour limit Monday through Friday
    • 24-hour limit
  • Bike racks and lockers available
  • Coffee Max: coffee, hot dogs and beverages available during weekday commute hours
  • More information available through TriMet

Gateway Transit Center Stop Location

Aerial map of Gateway Transit Center area

Park and Ride at Rooster Rock State Park

The Columbia Gorge Express provides a shuttle service between Rooster Rock State Park and Multnomah Falls. Drivers must pay the $5 day-use fee per vehicle to park at Rooster Rock State Park—then hop on the shuttle for free!

A large tour bus is available between Rooster Rock and Multnomah Falls. Smaller 35-40 passenger buses travel to and from Gateway Transit Center in Portland. Full buses originating from Gateway Transit Center may not stop at Rooster Rock if all users are going to Multnomah Falls. 

Rooster Rock State Park is located at Exit 25 on I-84, approximately seven miles west of Multnomah Falls. The bus stop is located at the west end of the Rooster Rock State Park parking lot. Please note the bus stop location changed in July 2017 (see map).

  • Parking: 1200 spaces
  • Rooster Rock State Park hours of operation: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. during summer months
  • Public restrooms available (ADA accessible restrooms are located at the main office building, near the entrance to the park)
  • More information available through Oregon State Parks

Rooster Rock State Park Stop Location

Aerial map of Rooster Rock State Park area

Parking in Cascade Locks

The current stop location in Cascade Locks is at Wa Na Pa Street and Regulator Street. This is subject to change. There is no designated Columbia Gorge Express park and ride lot in Cascade Locks. Recommended options for parking in Cascade Locks include:

  • Overlook Park (next to the Post Office)
  • Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail-Bridge of the Gods Trailhead
  • On-street, where permitted

Parking in the Columbia Market parking lot is not permitted for riders of the Columbia Gorge Express.

Cascade Locks Stop Location

Parking in Hood River

There are two Hood River stop locations. One is downtown in front of Full Sail Brewing on Columbia Street. The second is at Columbia Area Transit near the Walmart on the west end of town. Stop locations are subject to change. There is no designated Columbia Gorge Express park and ride lot in Hood River. Recommended options for parking in Hood River include:

  • At the Full Sail stop, use nearby public lots, such as the lot in front of Hood River Cinema and behind Hood River Hobbies.
  • At the Columbia Area Transit stop, please respectfully use the Walmart parking lot.
  • For both stops, you may park on-street where permitted.

Hood River Stop Location

There are two Hood River stop locations. One is downtown in front of Full Sail Brewing on Columbia Street. The second is at Columbia Area Transit near the Walmart on the west end of town. Stop locations are subject to change.