Lewiston Levee Parkway Trail

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Trail Distance: 12 miles
Time Estimate: 4 hr 50 min
Elevation Gain: 89 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: $5
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description
The Lewiston Levee Parkway Trail in Lewiston, Idaho is an asphalt trail that extends from Hells Gate State Park on the Snake River to Lower Goose Pasture on the northern shore of the Clearwater River. The trailhead at the Hells Gate day-use entrance features restrooms and picnic tables for all-important body needs. Park at the Visitors' Center for $5.00 per vehicle per day, or at one of the other free and fee-parking areas that dot the trail's route. You'll find restrooms and water on the trail, as well, but do bring clean up bags.

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!

Trail Features
River, Easy Incline, Diverse Landscape, Urban
Abundant Wildlife, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
This trail doesn't offer much shade, so carry enough water for you and your fur-pal, or plan to stop at one of the several trailside water stations. Signage becomes scarce after the initial trailhead markings. Consult a map or GPS if you're unsure of your route. This is a multi-use trail - be on the lookout for bicycles, skaters, wheelchairs and strollers.
Address
5100 Hells Gate Rd
Lewiston, ID 83501
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
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Address
5100 Hells Gate Rd
Lewiston, ID 83501
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours