The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail extends over 3,700 miles, passes through 11 states, and includes more than 100 sites from Illinois to the Pacific Coast. For directions to specific sites or locations along the Trail please contact the site you plan to visit or Trail headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Click on the state names below for more information on Trail sites in those states.
Visitor Center at Trail Headquarters
Did You Know?
Jefferson sent the Corps of Discovery to find the "most direct & practicable water communication across [the] continent." Although the Corps did not find the water route Jefferson had hoped for, they did explore 4 major rivers: the Missouri, the Columbia, the Snake, and the Yellowstone.