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Lewis and Clark Trail State Park

Eastern Washington

Visit an uncommonly lush riparian habitat mixed with old-grown Ponderosa pines along the Touchet River. Continue reading

Location

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains
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Length

0.8 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 10 ft.
Highest Point: 1400 ft.

Rating

3.00 out of 5

  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

Walk down the road into the campground loop and take a right onto the grassy (or muddy in the springtime) trail.
Enjoy the singing birds as you ramble through this luxurious oasis in the dry eastern grasslands.

The trail takes you along the banks of the Touchet River with farmland views and opportunities to soak one’s feet on a hot day.

Make your way through a mixture of cottonwoods and ponderosa pine that are overgrown with rich vegetation, and ponder Lewis and Clark’s thoughts upon passing through in 1806, on their return from successfully crossing what would become the rest of America. 

This quick hike leaves you plenty of time to enjoy the excellent trout fishing and river tubing.

WTA Pro Tip: Visit a local winery 0.6 mile east of the State Park on Highway 12, in the historic Dumas station apple packing shed.

Hike Description Written by
Kyle Pomraning, WTA Correspondents

Lewis and Clark Trail State Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.2896, -118.0713 Open in Google Maps

Trailhead

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

Washington State Parks

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Guidebooks & Maps

USGS Huntsville

state park map online

Getting There

From the south end of Dayton take Highway 12 west 4.2 miles to Lewis and Clark Trail State Park. Turn right into the park and park in the gravel lot near the entrance. Restrooms and camping are available.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass
 

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