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The Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau manages the activities of the Tri-Cities Rivershore Enhancement Council (TREC). TREC allows the independent jurisdictions to develop the Sacagawea Heritage Trail cooperatively and consistently. TREC determined the listed amenities as basic trail needs for specific locations along the trail, and each jurisdiction has special permitting and park requirements pertaining to the related trail segments.
What is the Sacagawea Heritage Trail?
A 23-mile, paved pedestrian and non-motorized pathway along the Columbia River. It is a special project of the Tri-Cities Rivershore Enhancement Council (TREC) supported by the City of Kennewick, City of Pasco, City of Richland, Benton County, Franklin County, Port of Benton, Port of Kennewick, Port of Pasco, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau, and corporate partner Bechtel National, Inc. Click here for a full Sacagawea Heritage Trail map.
Why was the Sacagawea Heritage Trail developed?
To identify the area's ties to the Lewis & Clark Expedition, which visited what is now known as the Tri-Cities area, in October 1805 and April 1806; to provide opportunities for heritage, cultural and environmental interpretation; to ensure the pursuit of safe and enjoyable shoreline recreation; and to diversify the local economy through tourism and rivershore enhancement.
Why is it called the Sacagawea Heritage Trail?
It is named in honor of Sacagawea, the Lemhi-Shoshone woman who accompanied Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their expedition, and served as an interpreter, guide and symbol of peace.
Who owns the Sacagawea Heritage Trail?
Federal and local government agencies own the land. Improvements to the Sacagawea Heritage Trail are made as funding and opportunities arise. Today the trail is open in Franklin County between the Sam Volpentest/Glen C. Lee (I-182) Bridges and Ed Hendler Memorial (Cable) Bridge, and from Sacajawea State Park through the Port of Pasco. The trail is also open from the Cable Bridge to Wye Park in Richland. The trail between Richland's Columbia Point Marina and Wye Park is scheduled for completion in spring 2007. The final main trail section between the Cable Bridge and the Port of Pasco is slated for completion in late 2007. Additional trail spurs and connections are also being explored.
How can I support the Sacagawea Heritage Trail?
Sponsor a piece of equipment, fixture, art, or landscape improvements. Click here to view photos of potential "sponsor/donor" items that are needed, or to make a tax-deductible, charitable donation through the Benton Franklin River Heritage Foundation.
What else can I do?
Volunteer labor, donate materials, fixtures or funds, or assist with grants and other funding.
Who do I contact?
To sponsor equipment, fixtures or landscaping, contact the individual jurisdictions listed on the Friends of Our Trail Inventory List. To make a tax-deductible donation through the Benton Franklin River Heritage Foundation, fill out the donation form on the Friends of Our Trail Inventory List.
We gratefully acknowledge the current sponsors listed below for their monetary, material and/or in-kind service pledges:
$25,000 or more
Bechtel National, Inc.
$10,000 or more
Rotary Club of Columbia Center
$1,000 or more
Battelle Management Team
Boy Scout Troop #152
Kiwanis Club of Kennewick
Leadership Tri-Cities Class X
Leadership Tri-Cities Class VIII
Join the "Friends of Our Trail" team! The citizens of the Tri-Cities thank you for your support!
Known as "The Heart of Washington Wine Country,"® the Tri-Cities region is home to more than 160 wineries within a one-hour drive. Visitors can sample award winning wines or enjoy a spectacular landscape of vineyards.
Snoqualmie has been producing award-winning wines from Washington State's Columbia Valley Vineyards for nearly two decades. Relying on flat-out delicious grapes and the talents of dedicated winemaker Joy Andersen, the winery has quietly assembled a loyal legion of fans.
Local Golf Course
With the best of both worlds at your fingertips, take the time to explore the Columbia Basin's best golf courses and wineries. Experience the rush of a deep drive down the fairway or a sip of wine from some of the greatest vineyards in the world, right here in Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland - Tri-Cities, Washington.
Columbia Park Golf Links is located in Columbia Park next to the scenic Columbia River. With 18-holes measuring 2,447 yards in length, Columbia Park Golf Links course set up allows for a quick round of golf and will challenge all skill levels.