Waterfall Trolley Tour in Corbett, OR

Gray Line of Portland36901 E Historic Columbia River HwyCorbett, OR 97019
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Experience a narrated tour with the flexibility to hop on and off, allowing you to spend more time at the sights you prefer. Choose to disembark or board at Corbett, Crown Point with Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Angels Rest, Wahkeena Falls, Multnomah Falls, Triple Falls, Horsetail Falls, or Ainsworth State Park, or enjoy a continuous tour experience by staying on the trolley. Please note that reservations are required to visit Multnomah Falls, as mandated by the US Forest Service. This reservation does not include parking reservations. Avoid hassles and enjoy a relaxing journey aboard the trolleys.

Included in the tour package is informative narration and the flexibility to Hop-On or Hop-Off the trolley at any of the ten stops using the all-day pass. Enjoy sightseeing, exploration, or hiking, and easily hop on the next trolley when ready to move on. Stops are made at each location at least once per hour. The current schedule is available at ticket locations and on each trolley, with the option to track each trolley on your cell phone through the website. Please note that departure information provided is for departures from Multnomah Falls, not from the starting location at Corbett. For departures from Corbett, where free parking is available, please refer to the "Waterfall Trolley - Hop-On Hop-Off - An open-air experience" tour.

The open-air trolleys feature unobstructed sightseeing and photo-taking. The trolleys are sanitized after each trip for your protection.

Waterfall Trolley Tour Reviews

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Marie Cape
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"Waterfall Trolley: Waterfalls Made Easy"
August 2023
We used the Waterfall Trolley to visit Multnomah Falls and the Waterfall Corridor in late July 2023. The Trolley is definitely in our estimation the best way to see the waterfalls!

We left on the 9:00 trolley from Corbett, first hopping off at Bridal Veil Falls. We had plenty of time for a leisurely hike down to the falls and back, and a second trail gave us great views of the Columbia River Gorge. Catching the next trolley (running every hour), we went to Wahkeena Falls, and after viewing the falls, hiked the path to Multnomah Falls, which was the highlight of the day. We splurged and had a delicious Sunday brunch at the Multnomah Lodge (reservations recommended), and then boarded an eastbound trolley to head to Horsetail Falls. Horsetail Falls is close to the highway, so after a short visit we jumped aboard the westbound trolley and headed to Latourell Falls. There we did the figure eight loop, which took around a half hour. After a short wait we were ready to board our last trolley back to Corbett, tired but happy at all the falls we’d seen.

Impressions: the Trolley runs along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Parking at the various waterfall locations is very limited. We felt a little sorry for drivers waiting to find parking spots while we hopped on the trolley and were off to see the next waterfall. The highway is narrow and twisty, so the driver in our family was grateful to be able to relax and see the sights, instead of worrying about driving.

The hiking possibilities are almost endless, but the Waterfall Trolley has recommended itineraries and can advise on how to maximize use of the time that you have available. At each location there were trail maps prominently displayed at kiosks, making it easy to decide which trail to take.

The trolleys are San Francisco cable car style, with open air and enclosed portions. Informative narrations provide background on the history and geography of the Columbia River gorge and the waterfalls. Those with an interest in engineering will enjoy hearing about the construction of the Columbia River Highway.

We highly recommend the Waterfall Trolley — we found it a fun and relaxing way to experience the Waterfall Corridor.
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Tip: When you get off the trolley to look at falls and hike around another one will be back in one hour so plan accordingly. They have a handout showing you what you can do in the amount of time you have allocated this was very helpful! Also, make reservations for the restaurant at Multnomah Falls Lodge. through "Open Door", it was a definite highlight of our trip.

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Jennifer A Moore
Myrtle Creek, OR
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"Very Disappointed"
July 2023
Could have been a really cool tour!
Website describes visiting 10 stops which makes it sound as if you'll be stopping for the views.
They were more like passer bys and drive thrus. Only two Trolleys were running during peak times, so we waited over an hour for one of the trolleys to return to Bridle Vail to pick us up.
At the end of the day. When you're ready to go home, be careful as there is no room when the trolleys are full and only 2 of them.
We had to wait another hour
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Tip: Claims trollies run every 15 min during peak season, bullshit

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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterfall Trolley Tour

What are the hours of operation?

The tour operates daily.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Yes, this is a family-friendly tour. Children 0-5 years of age are free.

Are strollers allowed on the trolley?

Yes, strollers are allowed. We generally fold them up and store them in the back near where ADA guests are accommodated.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, lots of great photo opportunities.

How long is the tour?

If you do not get off the trolley, it takes 1-1/2 hours to do the round trip, actually 94 minutes, to be exact. The all-day pass entitles to get on and off the trolley to sightsee or hike.

What’s included in my ticket/experience?

Hop-on hop-off accessibility at all 9 stops, tour narration by a certified and professional guide. Free time to get off the bus and explore, sightsee, or hike and hop on the next trolley.