National Historic Trails - Lewis and Clark Trail
41. Great Falls - Lewis described them as "this sublimely grand specticle." The falls, as they appear today, may be viewed from Montana Power Company's Ryan Dam Park and its series of scenic overlooks. Interpretive signs.
42. Portage Around the Great Falls - The navigational obstacle of the Great Falls detained the Expedition for nearly a month in 1805 while boats and supplies were portaged 18 miles. Most of the route is privately owned and not accessible to the public.
43. Giant Springs Heritage State Park - Clark discovered this huge "fountain or spring" during the portage around the Great Falls interpretive signs.
44. Square Butte - Landmark named "Fort Mountain" by the explorers in 1805. It helped guide Lewis to the Great Falls in 1806 when he recognized it from Lewis and Clark Pass. Access by permission from private landowner.
45. Lewis and Clark Pass - Lewis and his party crossed this pass eastbound in 1806 following an Indian trail shortcut to the Great Falls. Accessible by foot trail.
46. Gates of the Mountains - Spectacular Missouri River canyon named by Lewis. Commercial boat trips available.
47. Canyon Ferry Recreation Areas - Numerous state recreation areas are located around Canyon Ferry Lake. Some have Lewis and Clark interpretation.
48. Missouri Headwaters State Park - Located where the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin Rivers join to form the Missouri, the park has excellent Lewis and Clark interpretation.
49. Beaverhead Rock State Monument - Sacagawea recognized this landmark and told the captains that her people, the Shoshonis, would be camped not far beyond the interpretive sign 2 1/2 miles south on State Route 41.
50. Clark's Lookout State Monument - Scenic overlook of Beaverhead Valley climbed by Clark on August 13, 1805. Presently undeveloped.
51. Camp Fortunate Overlook - Near this point, Lewis and the Shoshonis waited for the arrival of Clark and the main party. Named Camp Fortunate by the captains because of Clark's timely arrival and the fact that Sacagawea proved to be Chief Cameahwait's sister.
52. Lemhi Pass - Point at which Lewis and Clark first crossed the Continental Divide and left the territory of the Louisiana Purchase.
53. Cameahwait's Shoshoni Camp - Site of Shoshoni village where Lewis and Clark obtained horses for crossing the Bitterroot Mountains. No public access.
54. Lost Trail Pass - Interpretive sign.
55. Ross' Hole - Site where Lewis and Clark met the Flathead Indians.
56. Travelers Rest - The Expedition camped here September 9-11, 1805, and June 30-July 3, 1806. On the return journey, the Expedition separated here into two parties. Interpretive sign near junction of U.S. Highways 93 and 12.
57. Lolo Hot Springs - The Expedition camped and bathed here on June 29, 1806. Commercially operated.
58. Packer Meadows - Site of September 13, 1805 camp. Interpretive sign.
59. Lolo Pass Visitor Center - Lewis and Clark interpretation.
60. Lolo Trail - Historic Nez Perce Indian trail used by Lewis and Clark in 1805 and 1806 to cross the Bitterroot Mountains. Forest Service Road 500, a primitive unsurfaced road known as the Lolo Motorway, closely follows the historic route. Portions of the actual trail in the Clearwater National Forest are marked and open to hiking and horseback riding. Interpretive signs.
61. Lewis and Clark "Long Camp" (Nez Perce NHP) - The Expedition camped here 27 days in the spring of 1806 waiting for snow to melt in the Bitterroot Mountains before crossing them. Interpretive sign.
62. Weippe Prairie (Nez Perce NHP) - Lewis and Clark made contact with the Nez Perce Indians here after nearly starving while crossing the Bitterroot Mountains westbound. Interpretive sign.
63. Canoe Camp (Nez Perce NHP) - The Expedition camped here from September 26 to October 7, 1805, while building five canoes for their journey down the Clearwater, Snake, and Columbia Rivers. Interpretive sign.
64. Nez Perce National Historical Park - Park headquarters and visitor center.
65. Chief Timothy State Park - Major interpretive center devoted to the Expedition and its contacts with Indians in nearby villages.
66. Boyer Park - Major recreation complex and marina. Interpretive sign.
67. Lewis and Clark Trail State Park - Interpretive sign.
68. Lyons Ferry State Park - Major recreation complex and marina. Interpretive sign. In 1964 a Jefferson peace medal given by Lewis and Clark to an Indian chief was found in an Indian grave at the mouth of "Drewyers" (Palouse) River.
69. Sacajawea State Park - Important interpretive center devoted to the Expedition and the role of Sacagawea. (Park uses popular but incorrect spelling "Sacajawea.")
70. Hat Rock State Park - Hat Rock was named by Clark on October 19, 1805. Interpretive sign.
71. Horsethief Lake State Park - Site of Expedition's portage around the ''Great Falls" of the Columbia. Interpretive sign.
72. The Dalles - The treacherous ''Great Falls" (Celilo) and currents of the "Long and Short Narrows" (now all inundated) were formidable navigational barriers encountered by Lewis and Clark. Interpretive marker at site of the Expedition's "Rock Fort" camp.
73. Bonneville Dam - Visitor centers at the dam in both Oregon and Washington interpret the Expedition.
74. Beacon Rock State Park - Beacon Rock was named by Clark in his journal for November 2, 1805. It was here that they first observed Pacific Ocean tidewater.
75. Lewis and Clark State Park - Self-guiding trail interpreting plants credited to Lewis and Clark for botanical discovery. Interpretive sign.
76. Fort Canby State Park - Major interpretive center devoted to a comprehensive overview of the Expedition. Located on the site where the Expedition achieved its principal goalthe Pacific Ocean.
77. Fort Clatsop National Memorial - Replica of the Expedition's 1805-06 winter quarters. Visitor center.
78. Salt Works - Site of salt-making camp where Expedition members boiled seawater for two months to make four bushels of salt for use at Fort Clatsop and on the return journey. In Seaside, Oregon.
79. Ecola State Park - On January 7-8, 1806, Clark and 14 others crossed over ''Clark's Mountain and Point of View'' (Tillamook Head) on their way to the site of a beached whale. A 7.5-mile hiking trail retraces their route.
80. Les Shirley Park - Near mouth of Ecola Creek where whale washed ashore and blubber was purchased from Indians by Clark. Interpretive sign.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication