Built and managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the concrete levee protecting Lewiston from river overflow is pawrfection for folks wanting to get outside exercise with their pups without strenuous climbs or scrambles. Views are plentiful and furtastic: the rivers flowing lazily by; sun-burnished rolling hills; waterfowl like herons, swans and pelicans; and in the wilder areas deer and Bighorn sheep. Fishing is a common activity on the trail and if Fido will sit with you, you can enjoy angling for sturgeon, bass or trout! Dinner!
The trail backtracks from the park south to the levee entrance, then heads East-Northeast along the Snake River until it converges with the Clearwater River. A short trip across Memorial Bridge from Locomotive Park, with sights of Lewiston and Washington State behind you, lands you and your fur-baby on the Clearwater's northern shore where you'll finish your furtabulous hike!
A few gentle hills keep things interesting, and opportunities arise for side trips, to the dog-friendly Kiwanis park below the levee, or the Lewis and Clark Museum. Interpretive signs along the path treat you to historic commentary about Lewis and Clark's renowned trek to the Pacific Ocean.
Open year-round, the Levee Trail is pawrfect for winter sports like snow-hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, along with its three-season activities: hiking, in-line skating, running and biking. Your always-eager pooch will be happy to walk or run by your side, on leash.
Take a trip with your canine wing-pup along two of Idaho's grrrorgeous rivers and come home with furtastic memories!