This trail commemorates Lewis and Clark's ambitious 1804 expedition to discover a water route to the Pacific Ocean. Stretching through 11 states, over mountaintops, along roaring rivers, through native prairies, and along the Pacific coast, the diverse landscapes that make up the trail tell larger stories of the American narrative, including historic perspectives on foreign affairs, gender and race questions, and American Indian sovereignty.
More about Lewis & Clark
Read more about Center for State of the Parks: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
Report Center for State of the Parks: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Because of this unique administrative situation, the Center for State of the Parks did not apply its assessment methodologies to rate conditions of natural and cultural resources at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Instead, the challenges associated with administering the trail, as well as successful programs and partnerships, are highlighted.