Public Transit Option Now Available to Columbia Gorge Dog Mountain Trail—Permit Included

Hood River, Oregon, U.S.A.

Portlanders and Gorge residents and visitors may now catch public transportation to the popular Dog Mountain hiking trail near Bingen, Washington—and get their required permit in the process. Options are available from both Portland and Hood River on the Columbia Gorge Express and from the Skamania County fairgrounds on the Dog Mountain Shuttle every 30 minutes. This popular trail requires permits, and car parking is limited. Taking transit will eliminate your need to find parking, and every bus rider will receive a permit. Seats on the shuttle are first-come, first-served and no reservations are required.

Getting to the Dog Mountain Trailhead by Bus

  • From Portland to Dog Mtn. Trailhead
    Catch the Columbia Gorge Express at Gateway Transit Center in Portland and transfer in Cascade Locks to the Dog Mountain Shuttle.
  • 8:30 am leave PDX; 9:15 am transfer in Cascade Locks to Dog Mtn. Shuttle; 9:50 am arrive Dog Mtn. Trailhead
  • 10:00 am leave PDX; 10:45 am arrive Cascade Locks; 12:20pm take Dog Mtn. Shuttle; 12:50 pm arrive Dog Mtn. Trailhead
  • 12:30pm leave PDX; 1:15pm transfer in Cascade Locks to Dog Mtn. Shuttle; 1:45 pm arrive Dog Mtn. Trailhead

Dog Mountain Trailhead to Portland

  • 12:50 pm leave Dog Mtn. Trailhead on Dog Mtn. Shuttle; 1:15pm transfer in Cascade Locks to Columbia Gorge Express; 2:20 pm arrive Gateway Transit Center in Portland.
  • 4pm leave Dog Mtn. Trailhead on Dog Mtn. Shuttle; 4:45 pm transfer in Cascade Locks to Columbia Gorge Express; 5:25 pm arrive Gateway Transit Center in Portland.

From Hood River to Dog Mtn. Trailhead
Catch the Dog Mtn. shuttle in Hood River.

  • 8:15am leave CAT Hood River Transit Station; 9:05am arrive Dog Mtn. Trailhead.
  • 12:00pm leave CAT Hood River Transit Station; 12:50pm arrive Dog Mtn. Trailhead.

Dog Mountain Trailhead to Hood River

  • 12:50 pm leave Dog Mtn. Trailhead on Dog Mtn. Shuttle; 1:15 pm transfer in Cascade Locks to Columbia Gorge Express; 1:35 pm arrive CAT Hood River Transit Station.
  • 4:00 pm leave Dog Mtn. Trailhead on Dog Mtn. Shuttle; 4:45 pm transfer in Cascade Locks to Columbia Gorge Express; 5:05 pm arrive CAT Hood River Transit Station.
  • 5:00 pm leave Dog Mtn. Trailhead on Dog Mtn. Shuttle; 6:00 pm arrive CAT Hood River Transit Center

PERMITS ARE REQUIRED TO HIKE THE DOG MOUNTAIN TRAIL
It’s important to know that permits are required for all hikers on the Dog Mountain trail. When you ride the Dog Mountain Shuttle you will receive: a free permit for your hike. (NOTE: Permits for those who drive to the trailhead are limited.)

For more information on the Columbia Gorge Express and buy tickets visit rideCATbus.org

For more information on the Dog Mountain Shuttle visit Skamania County Transportation

For more information about the Dog Mountain Trail visit AllTrails

Hood River County Transportation District provides public transportation in Hood River County under the name of Columbia Area Transit (CAT). We are a Special District organized under Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 267. Our major sources of funding include grants from the Federal Transit Administration, several different sources from the State of Oregon, local property tax, and user fees.
The District was formed by a vote of Hood River County Residents in 1993.