Special Announcement: Shuttle Service to Dog Mountain!
Imagine this for your next hike …. Ride a shuttle bus from Skamania County Fairgrounds in Stevenson (650 SW Rock Creek Drive) to Dog Mountain trailhead and avoid the overcrowded parking lot. Bring your dog (leashed or well-controlled dogs are allowed on the bus). Bring your bike (the bus is fitted with two bike racks and additional bike storage inside). Enjoy FREE Wi-Fi! The Dog Mountain shuttle runs on Saturdays and Sundays from April 20 – June 16, 2019, every half-hour between the hours of 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM. On days when the shuttle buses are operating, the last departure from Skamania County Fairgrounds will be scheduled at 1:30 PM and the last pickup at Dog Mountain Trailhead will be at 5:00 PM. Visitors are encouraged to plan their trip accordingly. Approximate hiking time for the Dog Mountain Trail System is three to six hours. Longer waits may occur during peak times of use.
Also, several businesses in Stevenson are offering discounts to shuttle riders including Walking Man Brewing, Big River Grill, North Bank Books, Columbia Hardware and Bits n’ Spurs.
The program is funded by 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. Western Federal Lands, Washington Department of Transportation, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Stevenson and Skamania County Tourism Funds provided the grant funding.
How to catch the bus:
- Take the bus to and from a bus stop – NO NEED TO CALL AHEAD
- For service to or from a location other than a scheduled bus stop and within 3/4 of a mile of the scheduled stops within Skamania County, CALL SENIOR SERVICES, (509) 427-3990, at least one day before your trip to have the bus pick you up or drop you off at the curb of a specific location. The bus will pick you up as it runs on its schedule between its designated stops.
- The bus will deviate up to 3/4 mile off Wind River Hwy and SR 14 to accommodate persons with disabilities. Requests must be made one day in advance. Those needing disabled service at Fisher’s Landing must call C-Tran (360) 695-8918.
NO SERVICE ON NEW YEARS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, JULY 4th, LABOR DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.
Visit http://www.skamaniacounty.org/public_transit.htm for the full route and schedule.
Check out the Friends of the Columbia Gorge hiking itineraries built around the WET bus schedules: GorgeFriends.org
Services brought to you by Skamania County Senior Services:
For a Click here www.skamaniacounty.org/senior-services/homepage/services/public-transportation/ or call 509-427-3990.