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Marquam Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The Marquam Trailhead signs on Terwilliger (bobcat)
Parking areas


Hikes starting here

Hikes ending here

Fees and Regulations

  • Two-hour parking
  • Do not leave valuables in vehicle
  • Dogs on leash

Driving Directions

From downtown Portland:

Drive south on Broadway and cross I-405. Veer left and turn right at the junction with 6th Avenue.

From this junction drive 0.3 miles (6th Avenue becomes Terwilliger Boulevard).

At the junction with Sam Jackson Park Road at Duniway Park, bear left on Terwilliger.

Drive south on Terwilliger 1.5 miles to small parking pullouts on the left and right just past the Marquam Trailhead.

From the south:

Drive north on I-5 and take Exit 297 for Terwilliger Boulevard. Turn left after exiting and cross the Terwilliger Bridge to the traffic light at Barbur Boulevard.

Keep straight and drive 0.8 miles on Terwilliger to the light at Capitol Highway.

Keep straight here and drive 1.0 miles to small parking pullouts on the left and right just before the Marquam Trailhead.

Alternatives to Driving

Tri-met Bus #61, Tri-met Bus #64, and Tri-met Bus #65 all make a loop around the OHSU - Veterans Hospital Campuses. You can walk to Terwillliger to access the Marquam Trail from one of the stops. None of these buses has weekend service, however.

Other Notes

The Marquam Trail is part of Portland's 40-mile Loop trail system.


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