Explore the Historic Columbia River Highway at your own pace on a convenient Open-Air Trolley
Want to avoid the traffic and parking problems on the Historic Columbia River Highway or having to make another reservation to actually see the Falls. Want to take a hike on one or more of the trails but uncertain about parking. Want to marvel at the sights and not miss the history and geography behind them? Enjoy your trip on the Historic Highway instead of worrying about the traffic, the road and parking. Hop on our narrated Historic Columbia River Highway Trolley (Waterfall Trolley) for an experience you will not forget on the world famous waterfall corridor. Hop on or hop off at one of the ten stops for some sightseeing or a hike. You can hop back on the next trolley. Stops are made at Corbett, Crown Point, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Angels Rest, Wahkeena Falls, Multnomah Falls, Triple Falls, Horsetail Falls and Ainsworth. We do not stop at non designated sites.
The ticket price for the Waterfall Trolley in 2023 is $29 adult (age13 and up), $15 youth (ages 6-12), Free for a child (ages 0-5). Click on “Buy Tickets” to complete your purchase.
No time to make a reservation on the trolley? That’s OK, we will fit you on the next available trolley if you come to our sales booth and parking area in Corbett. If you are already on the Historic Highway and have cash, come to one of our stops and get a ticket from the driver guide.
Note regarding Multnomah Falls Visitor and Historic Highway Reservations: There will be a new permit system in place for the 2023 season for visitors to the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Multnomah Falls. The State and US Forest Service has not announce what the system will be for 2023 so the information below is based on the 2022 season system.
All visitors using personal vehicles to access Multnomah Falls, Multnomah Falls Lodge and viewing areas will need a timed use permit, either from exit 31 off of I-84 or from the Historic Highway. Additionally all personal vehicles using the Historic Highway between exit 28 and 35 to access federal lands will need a permit from the US Forest Service. This seven-mile stretch of the Historic Highway includes most of what is considered the waterfall corridor and includes four of the waterfalls and the majority of the hiking trails.
So, if you want to travel the Historic Highway in your car and visit Multnomah Falls you will need two permits. One from the US Forest Service to travel the Highway and a Multnomah Falls Timed Reservation Ticket to visit Multnomah Falls. These permits for you and/or your car on the Highway or at Multnomah Falls will not include a reservation for a parking spot anywhere on the Highway so it will still be on a first come first serve basis (see our FAQs for details). The good news is that your ticket on the Waterfall Trolley includes parking in our lot at Corbett, traveling the highway in one of our trolleys and your ticket is your access to view Multnomah Falls. Thus you do not have to deal with getting a reservation to travel the highway or trying to find a parking spot near any of the waterfalls or getting a permit to view Multnomah Falls. Avoid the hassle of one or two permits, the parking hassles and learn about the history and geography of the area and book on the Waterfall Trolley and your visit to the Falls viewing areas are assured. No permits needed.
If you want to take a stroll or a hike while in the waterfall corridor make sure to download or ask for one of our Information and Trail Guides at the sales booth so you can review the various options to best enjoy your time in the Gorge on the Waterfall Trolley.
The Waterfall Trolley is wheelchair accessible. Please see our FAQ page, question 17 for details.
If you choose not to start your tour in Corbett, the trolley drivers can sell trolley tickets on a space available basis for cash at one of designated stops.
Our sales booth address, parking lot and guest loading address is 36901 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, Oregon 97019. The trolleys depart from this address. This is also the address of the yet to open Crown Point Country Historical Society Museum. The Museum is not at Crown Point/Vista House. It is at the address above in Corbett, OR, 2.5 miles west of Vista House.
May 27 to September 3: Daily except Mondays
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Health & Safety
- Face masks required for guides
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Our trolleys feature an two open sections for unobstructed sightseeing and photo taking. The center section of each trolley is enclosed with large windows in case of inclement weather
Flexible arrival points
If you are driving, you may join this tour in Corbett on the Historic Highway with ample free parking available at the Crown Point Country Historical Society in Corbett. If you arrive by scheduled bus service from the Portland area, you may join the tour at Multnomah Falls. If you are parked near the Highway at one of our stops you can join our tour at any of the stops by buying a ticket from the driver for cash.
Tours from 9am to 4pm
Initial boarding is possible at any of our stops but the preferred location is at Corbett where free parking is available. The departures from Corbett are at the top of each hour until noon beginning at 9:00am. After noon they are at 15 minutes after the hour until the last departure from Corbett at 4:15pm. The departures from Multnomah Falls Lodge westbound are at the top of the hour starting at 10:00am. After the 12:00 departure the departures move to 15 minutes after the hour.