Explore the Lewis & Clark Trail State Park This Summer

Visit the Lewis & Clark Trail State Park Near Walla Walla

Walla Walla is a town steeped in history.  Between things like Lewis & Clark Trail State Park, Whitman Mission National Historic Site, and the Fort Walla Walla Museum, there’s plenty for history lovers to enjoy about the area.  This summer, we recommend you spend a day hiking, boating, and exploring the area as it was once seen by our nation’s earliest explorers, Lewis and Clark.

Located midway between Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities, Cameo Heights Mansion is the perfect escape to enjoy the very best of this incredible area. The Lewis & Clark Trail State Park is around an hour from our Walla Walla Bed and Breakfast, which makes it a perfect day trip while you’re visiting us. After you’ve explored for the day, head back to our Walla Walla Bed and Breakfast, where you can relax poolside before dining at our extraordinary on-site restaurant, The Vine. Reservations are getting packed for the summer, so make your reservation at our Walla Walla Bed and Breakfast today!

Hiking at the Lewis & Clark Trail State Park

Explore Lewis & Clark Trail State Park

Amidst the rolling golden-hued fields of eastern Washington, there’s a stand of trees and green space that marks the trail of some of the world’s most famous explorers, Lewis & Clark. The Lewis & Clark Trail State Park near Walla Walla encompasses an area of 37 acres. It’s a great place to enjoy some light hiking, boating, fishing, and more, all while learning about the explorers that paved the way for westward expansion.

Upon arrival at the park, you can see how this shaded part of this otherwise arid landscape once provided a welcome respite for weary travelers, who camped here in 1806 as they were returning eastward from their journey to the Pacific Coast.  There are some hiking trails throughout Lewis & Clark Trail State Park, some of which lead down to the gently flowing waters of the Touchet River. It’s a refreshing place to go for a swim or float down the river on a hot summer’s day! You can even fish for rainbow trout here if you’d like. It’s an excellent spot! Just check licensing requirements first.

Lewis & Clark Trail State Park is also a birdwatcher’s haven. The pine, alder, maple, and cottonwood trees that surround the river provide a lush habitat for birds. Common sightings include the common mergansers, red-tailed hawks, and orange-crowned warblers, among others. In the park, you’ll also find an interpretive display with information on Lewis and Clark and original area homesteaders.

After exploring the Lewis & Clark Trail State Park, return to luxury at our Walla Walla Bed and Breakfast, with views like this over the stunning valley.

Stay at our Walla Walla Bed and Breakfast

We think the Lewis & Clark Trail is a wonderful day trip as you explore the Walla Walla Valley, but we know the best part of your day will be coming home to the Cameo Heights Mansion.  Here, you’ll find incomparable 5-star luxury that far exceeds what you’ll find at other area hotels and inns.  We offer 6 stunning guest suites, an incredible range of amenities, beautiful grounds to enjoy, a seasonally heated pool, and so much more.  Our guests often tell us we’ve thought of everything!

Each morning of your stay at our Walla Walla Bed and Breakfast starts with our signature wake-up service breakfast tray, delivered to your room with a hot pastry and some fresh coffee, tea, or juice.  After that, a full breakfast will be waiting for you in The Vine Restaurant, complimentary with your stay.  Feel to lounge by the pool and soak up the glorious sunshine with us for the day, or take advantage of one of our wonderful vacation packages that help you explore our favorite parts of the Walla Walla Valley. Rooms are booking up quickly for summer and into fall. Book your room today before it’s too late!

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