Sacajawea Statue Trailhead
From Oregon Hikers Field Guide
- Latitude: 45.52147
- Longitude: -122.70228
- Maps: Portland Hikers Maps Google Maps
- Elevation: 335 feet
- Driving time from Portland: 5 minutes from downtown Portland
Hikes starting here
Note: From September 2016 to March 2018, the City of Portland will be constructing an underground reservoir at Reservoir #3. Parking will not be permitted at the Sacajawea Statue Trailhead but the trails described in the Washington Park Loop Hike will remain open. To access this loop, park at the International Rose Test Garden instead, and join the Mac Trail from there - it is just east (below) the Rose Garden; you can walk north to see the monuments listed below. There are also temporary trail changes at the Portland Japanese Garden.
The bronze statue Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste was created by sculptor Alice Cooper to be the centerpiece of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland. The unveiling of this work was attended by major feminist leaders of the day, including Susan B. Anthony. The statue was moved to its current location in 1906.
Other monuments of note in the area include:
- The Lewis & Clark Memorial, dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903;
- The Chiming Fountain, with its interesting mini-gargoyles, created in 1891 by Swiss artist Hans Staehli;
- The Holocaust Memorial, behind some antique brick restrooms, with a memorial wall and small bronzes of children's toys;
- The Coming of the White Man (closer to Burnside), depicting Chief Multnomah and another Native American.
From south of downtown:
Drive I-405 north and take Exit 2A for Salmon Street and PGE Park. After exiting keep left and drive to a traffic light.
After the traffic light, go one block and turn left on Taylor Street.
Drive one block to 15th Avenue and turn left.
Go one block to Salmon Street and turn right.
Keep straight on Salmon for 0.4 miles until you reach King Street.
Here make a right and then make the first left onto Park Place.
Drive 0.2 miles to Lewis and Clark Circle, where you must go right.
Drive 0.2 miles and find parking on the left side of the road near the Sacajawea Statue.
MapQuest to: SW Lewis & Clark Way, Portland, OR 97205
- Other parking in the area is at the Portland Japanese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden.
Alternatives to Driving
Tri-met Bus #63 stops above the reservoir close to the statue.
- Pay for parking - 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: $1.60/hour; $4.00 daily max. 10/1 - 3/31, $6.40 daily max., 4/1 - 9/30
- Dogs on leash
- Most of Washington Park open 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Sacagawea and Jean Baptiste Sculpture (Lewis & Clark College)
- Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste (Wikipedia)
- Oregon Holocaust Memorial - Washington Park (Portland Parks & Recreation)
- Portland Oregon Washington Park Memorials Are Tranquil (Cultural Oregon)
- Parking (Washington Park)
- bobcat (creator)