Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
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"Logie Trail, Tualatin Mountains, Oregon"
Includes ... Tualatin Mountains ... Portland West Hills ... Council Crest ... Cornelius Pass ... Logie Trail ... Tualatin Basin ... Tualatin Plains ... Tualatin River ... Tualatin Valley ...
Image, 2018, Logie Trail, Tualatin Mountains, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Logie Trail sign, Tualatin Mountains, Oregon. View heading west along Oregon Highway 30. Image taken February 15, 2018.


Logie Trail ...
Logie Trail is an early native route which crosses the Tualatin Mountains linking the Columbia River lowlands to the higher Tualatin Plains. One mile upstream of Logie Trail lies Cornelius Pass. At one time the Logie Trail was the main trail connecting the Columbia River to the Tualatin Valley.

According to "Oregon Geographic Names" (McArthur and McArthur, 2003):

"Logie Trail Road (Multnomah County) ... James Logie was one of the earliest settlers on Sauvie Island. He was a Hudson's Bay Company employee and was sent to the island about 1840 to take charge of butter-making in one of the company's dairies. He worked on the old Indian trail over the hills into the Tualatin Valley and made a better route out of it. It was named for him on that account. James Logie was born in the Orkney Islands. He died March 24, 1854, and his widow, Isabella, also from the Orkneys, married Jonathan Moar. ... Much of the original trail is now the route of Johnson Road."

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office (GLO) Records database shows Isabella and Heirs of James Logie being granted title to 640 acres of T2N R1W, Sections 6, 7, 8, 17 and 18, on September 9, 1866 (1850 Oregon-Donation Act).

The 1854 cadastral survey (tax survey) shows the Logie homestead on Sauvie Island in the northeast quarter of T2N R1W, Section 7. The 1862 survey shows the Isabella Logie Donation Land Claim on Sauvie Island bordering "Willamette Slough", today's Multnomah Channel. Across the channel is the claim of William Weatherbee.

Today's Logie Trail connects Oregon's Highway 30 with Portland's Skyline Boulevard. The eastern end of the Trail begins at Multnomah Channel "River Mile" 17. It runs along the southern side of Rainbow Lake while Morgan Road runs along the northern side of Rainbow Lake.

"Logie Trail Rd:   Logie Trail was [a] pioneer land route [for] whites in Oregon. It connected Tualatin Plains to Sauvie Island and was named for James Logie, Hudson's Bay Co. farm overseer on [the] island in [the] 1830s. On [the] NW corner of Helvetia Rd. and Logie Trail is [a] plot of land known to past generations as Cowaniah's Schoolyard. Here was [the] home of Cowaniah, an Indian whom legend records as leading Indians and whites in [a] successful battle against raiding Klickitats. In 1879 [the] first Helvetia School built here. No trace of it now [exists] and no longer does Helvetia have a school."


Source:    Ralph Friedman, 1990, "In Search of Western Oregon", Caxton Press, Caldwell, Idaho.


Logie Trail in 1920 ...
SUNDAY HIKE TO BE TAKEN:

"The Trails club will take the North Bank train at 7:20 A.M. Sunday for Rocky Point and will hike back into the hills from this point. Return to Portland from same point by 3:54 P.M. train. This trip will include part of the old Indian Logie trail and commands a view of the Tualatin, Willamette and Columbia river valleys. D.P. Wells is the leader."


Source:    "Morning Oregonian", September 17, 1920, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2019.



"Community service hikers will leave the St. Charles hotel, First and Morrison streets, at 10 A.M. Sunday for a trip to Logie trail. Each member is requested to carry two meals and canteen. Expense of the round trip will be $1."


Source:    "Morning Oregonian", October 23, 1920, courtesy Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2019.

Views ...

Image, 2018, Logie Trail, Tualatin Mountains, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Logie Trail crossing Oregon Highway 30, with Tualatin Mountains, Oregon. View heading west along Oregon Highway 30. Image taken May 7, 2018.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, April 2, 1806 ...




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:
  • Friedman, R., 1990, "In Search of Western Oregon", Caxton Press, Caldwell, Idaho;
  • "Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives", University of Oregon Libraries, 2019;
  • McArthur, L.A., and McArthur, L.L., 2003, "Oregon Geographic Names", Oregon Historical Society Press;
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office (GLO) Records database, 2017;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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