Wagon Mountain Trail from Lee Creek Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"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 their homeland in order to seek refuge from hostilities, conflicts, and mistreatment. Their tragic flight from the U.S. Army in 1 877 led through four states. This route is now the designated Nez Perce National Historic Trail. Sections of the trail, however, were used for thousands of years prior to 1 877. Many of these abandoned segments, originally formed from repeated use, have become impassable due to overgrown vegetation; downfall; and alteration by floods, powerlines, and manmade structures. The Wagon Mountain Trail follows a portion of the Nez Perce Trail that has been restored and maintained. It connects Lee Creek to Packer Meadows at Lolo Pass. The hike can be combined with Hike 60 for a one-way, five-mile shuttle hike."