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Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Trail

Location Pierre/Fort Pierre, SD
State(s) South Dakota
Counties Hughes, Stanley
Type Backcountry
Rail Trail
Urban Trail
Length 30.00 Miles / 48.28 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Bicycling (on pavement)
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Boating, non-motorized: Rafting
Boating, non-motorized: Sailing
Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling
Wildlife Observation
Agency City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No





The Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Trail located along the Missouri River in Pierre and Fort Pierre, South Dakota, is a trail system that links over 30 miles of trails with nearly 50 historic, cultural, and recreational sites. The dramatic changes of scenery range from urban waterfront, dense woodlands, river bottom cattails and flowers, meadow grasses, and open prairie vistas surrounded by craggy bluffs. Lewis & Clark camped here, Scotty Philips saved the buffalo from extinction near here, eagles winter here, families play here, and most of the state's record fish in a multitude of species have been caught right along the trail.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Open 24 Hours


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 96 inches.

Primary Surface: Asphalt

Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 2%

Elevation Low Point: 1428

Elevation High Point: 1436

Year Designated: 2002

Date Last Updated: 03/06/2013


Contact Information

Jim Protexter
Pierre Economic Development Corporation
800 West Dakota Ave.
Pierre , SD 57501
(605) 224-6610


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