Lewis and Clark Trail of Discovery is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nelson, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles
26 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



historic site

25 days ago

Nice walk from the bluff to the old river bottom. Worth doing when in Arrow Rock. Nice SP campgrounds, nice historic buildings

4 months ago

The Lewis and Clark Trail of Discovery starts from a parking lot on River Road (also signed as 2nd Street) north of the historic town of Arrow Rock and follows a levee along the Missouri River. The trail features several interpretive signs along the way on cultural and natural history. The end of the hike features a great view of the Missouri River. The trail passes through the Jameson Island Unit of the Big Muddy National Refuge. This area was once a field for growing corn and soybeans, but was turned into the wildlife refuge after the flood of 1993.