From the Plains to the Pacific

Between May 1804 and September 1806, 31 men, one woman, and a baby traveled from the plains of the Midwest to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. They called themselves the Corps of Discovery. In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, they opened a window into the west for the young United States. Read More

Columbia Gorge River valley looking east with Vista House in distance.


Use the maps page to plan your adventures along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

Bright setting sun between Lake Sakakawea and the clouds. Photo by Scott Mestrezat


The project is working to increase recognition of the Trail to enhance the existing resources, promote stewardship and sustainable practices

Sun setting behind the White Cliffs of the Missouri in Montana. Photo by Scott  Mestrezat.

Annual Report 2016

Take a look back at the Centennial year on the Trail.

Three men standing on a high bluff overlooking the Missouri River.

See the Trail

Photos and video from along the Trail.

Last updated: October 19, 2017

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601 Riverfront Dr.
Omaha, NE 68102


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