Columbia Gorge Express Stops

The Columbia Gorge Express has four conveniently located stops that make it easy to access some of the Gorge’s main attractions. Hop on the bus at Gateway Transit Center or Rooster Rock State Park and leave your parking worries behind! 

Gateway Transit Center (Portland)

Rooster Rock State Park (summer season only)

Multnomah Falls

Cascade Locks

Hood River

Gateway Transit Center

The Gateway Transit Center is located at the intersection of NE 99th Avenue & Pacific behind Fred Meyer and east of I-205. The Columbia Gorge Express bus stop is located at the south end of the Gateway Transit Center bus bay near Stop ID 10863.

Amenities:

  • Connections to multiple TriMet light rail and bus lines
  • Two large Park & Ride lots (free on weekends)
  • Accessible to people with mobility devices
  • Bike racks and lockers
  • More information available through TriMet

Gateway Transit Center Stop Location

Aerial map of Gateway Transit Center area

Rooster Rock State Park

(Summer season only)

On weekends during the summer, the Columbia Gorge Express provides 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!

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.

Amenities:

  • 1200 parking spaces
  • Public restrooms available (ADA accessible restrooms are located at the main office building, near the entrance to the park)
  • Park is open from 6:00am – 9:00pm during summer months

More information available through Oregon State Parks.

Note: 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 Stop Location

Aerial map of Rooster Rock State Park area

Multnomah Falls

The Columbia Gorge Express stop is located at the east edge of the Multnomah Falls Car Park. From there, it’s just a short walk to the falls!

Amenities:

  • Multnomah Falls Lodge (public restrooms, restaurant, gift shop)
  • Visitor Center is open from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Note: Parking and riding at Multnomah Falls is not permitted

Multnomah Falls Stop Location

Cascade Locks

The current stop location in Cascade Locks is at Wa Na Pa Street and Regulator Street, in the parking lot of the Columbia Market. Gorge Express riders are welcome to use the restrooms at the Columbia Market.

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

Cascade Locks Stop Location

Hood River

There are two Hood River stop locations:

  • Downtown in front of Full Sail Brewing on Columbia Street
  • Columbia Area Transit near the Walmart on the west end of town

There is no designated Columbia Gorge Express Park & 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

Downtown in front of Full Sail Brewing on Columbia Street:

Columbia Area Transit near the Walmart on the west end of town: