Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Trails

To find trails in Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, select a region or trail below.

Wagon Mountain Trail from Packer Meadows Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail :: Missoula, MT

For thousands of years, before the Europeans arrived, the Nez Perce crossed the rugged Bitterroot Mountains from their Idaho homeland to hunt buffalo on the eastern plains of Montana. They called the trail K’Useyneisskt, meaning “Trail to the Buffalo

Wagon Mountain Trail from Lee Creek Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail :: Missoula, MT

The Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) Trail extends 1 ,1 70 miles, from Wallowa Lake, Oregon, to Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, Montana, just shy of the Canadian border. The long, circuitous route was used only once by the Nez Perce. They reluctantly left t

Lolo Trail: Fish Creek Road to Canyon Overlook Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail :: Missoula, MT

The Lolo Trail is an ancient travel corridor once used by Native Americans for 6,000–8,000 years. The trail is comprised of a network of ancient routes that formed a travel corridor across the northern Rocky Mountains from present day Lolo, Montana,

Lolo Trail: Fish Creek Road to Granite Creek Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail :: Missoula, MT

The Lolo Trail includes a small but perilous section of the historic Lewis and Clark Trail along Lolo Creek. For thousands of years, the Nez Perce (the Nee-Me-Poo) used the Lolo Trail to cross the Continental Divide into the Bitterroot Valley to hunt

Lolo Trail from Howard Creek Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail :: Missoula, MT

Lawrence “Lolo” Rence was an early 1 9th century fur trapper who lived in a cabin on Grave Creek, a tributary of Lolo Creek. Lolo shot and wounded a grizzly bear, who charged and mauled him. Lolo died a short time later in his cabin and was buried