Waterfalls in the Gorge

Lose the stress and enjoy the sights: Car-free options are making a splash in the Columbia River Gorge

The natural beauty of the Columbia River Gorge draws millions of visitors annually, but truly enjoying that beauty along with everyone else can be difficult at times because of limited parking and traffic snarls.

The Columbia River Gorge is best enjoyed one stop at a time, so you can see all that there is to see. There are now multiple convenient and stress free ways to visit to Multnomah Falls and the rest of the waterfall corridor: convenient hop-on, hop-off shuttles with ample park and ride options. 

Sasquatch Shuttle

The folks at Sasquatch Shuttle just started operating in 2021, and offer an easy way to get to the most popular waterfall and hiking destinations in the Columbia River Gorge. Photo credit: Sasquatch Shuttle

  1. Sasquatch Shuttle: the service has started providing front row access to all the major waterfalls and hikes along Historic Columbia River Highway. This is an easy way for visitors to avoid the traffic and hassle of finding parking and getting around the Waterfall Corridor. With an easy hop on/off shuttle pass you get to enjoy all the best sites as long as you want with your family, friends, and even your dog. That’s right - they accept all your friendly canine friends, too! Operating May 1st through September 30th, 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can get to the company location at 1 W. Mill Road, Bridal Veil, OR, by taking Exit 28 -Bridal Veil Exit, on Interstate 84. For more information, check out or call 503-852-9092.
  2. Waterfall Trolley: offers an open-air, hop-on, hop-off Trolley that runs along the Historic Columbia River Highway and tours some of the most iconic waterfalls in the Gorge. Departures from Corbett begin at 9 a.m. and run hourly. 
  3. Columbia Gorge Express: connects visitors to Portland, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, and Hood River with service running seven days a week. You can also transfer in Hood River to a bus that goes to The Dalles. 

If you’re looking for hassle-free and guided experiences in the Columbia River Gorge check out Gorge Guided for a full list. 

Columbia Gorge Express

Going car-free helps you get to your favorite Columbia River Gorge sites with less stress and more time to enjoy the sights.