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Lewis and Clark Trail State Park

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains
46.2896, -118.0713 Map & Directions
Length
0.8 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
10 feet
Highest Point
1400 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
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Visit an uncommonly lush riparian habitat mixed with old-grown Ponderosa pines along the Touchet River. Continue reading

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

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass
Rating
3.00 out of 5

Hiking Lewis and Clark Trail State Park

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 Correspondent

Lewis and Clark Trail State Park

Map & Directions

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

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

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.

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Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

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Lewis and Clark Trail State Park

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