New weekend bus service for the PCT and the Columbia Gorge

A new bus service provides a great opportunity to get to the Pacific Crest Trail in the Columbia River Gorge. Hit the trail, patronize local businesses and enjoy fantastic trail towns!

Skamania County sent us this news:


The Skamania County transit (Gorge West End Transit or WET) bus will begin an exciting new seven day a week service on May 1 through October 15. The regular transit bus runs five days a week, two runs a day, with three on Friday. The seasonal expansion will add four runs a day on Saturday and Sunday.

The bus schedules include stops at Stevenson, Carson, North Bonneville, Fisher’s Landing in Vancouver on 164th Ave, and then return to Columbia River Gorge trailheads and resorts. The additional stops include Salmon Falls Park and Ride/Cape Horn Trail, Beacon Rock, Bonneville Hot Springs, Bonneville Dam, Pacific Crest Trail, Skamania Lodge, Dog Mountain and the Trapper Creek Wilderness area. Paid for by a grant from Western Federal Lands, Washington Dept of Transportation, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Stevenson, North Bonneville and Skamania County Tourism Funds, the weekend runs have an emphasis on accessing federal lands.

The public transportation grant is intended to relieve congestion at trailheads and shuttle guests from hotels and motels, festivals and fair visitors from resorts to trailheads, and locals from town to town. The bus is ADA accessible and has bike racks.

For a complete schedule go to quick links-public transit or call 509-427-3990.

Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.