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Sacajawea Statue Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste, Washington Park (bobcat)
Doll, Portland Holocaust Memorial, Washington Park (bobcat)
The Chiming Fountain, Washington Park (bobcat)


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.

Driving Directions

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

Alternatives to Driving

Tri-met Bus #63 stops above the reservoir close to the statue.

Other Notes

  • Pay for parking - 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.: $2.00/hour; $8.00; every day, including holidays
  • Dogs on leash
  • Most of Washington Park open 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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