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Biking Fort Clatsop In Seaside, Oregon

Take in some of the history of the famous Lewis & Clark Expedition. A Moderate Loop for Road Bikes
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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 32.8 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview:  Take a ride to historic Fort Clatsop. Fort Clatsop was the winter encampment for the Corps of discovery from December 1805 to March... more »

Tips:  The ride climbs the low hill east of Seaside, descends into the Lewis & Clark River Valley and follows the Lewis & Clark River... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Intersection of Broadway and Wahanna Road

Turn left after leaving the visitor bureau and head East along Broadway. At the For way stop sign head (north) left along Wahanna Rd until you reach the Wahanna/Lewis & Clark Rd junction.

2. Intersection of Wahanna Road and Lewis & Clark Road

Turn right here and climb the hill to the crest where you can get great views of the ocean.

3. Intersection of Lewis & Clark Road and Logan Road

Bear right

4. Intersection of Logan Road and Lewis & Clark Road

Continue straight ahead to Lewis & Clark Road

5. Intersection of Lewis & Clark Road and Alt 101

Turn left

6. Drawbridge

7. Intersection Alt 101 and Ft. Clatsop Road

Turn Left

8. Entrance to Ft. Clatsop

Step into the Fort Clatsop replica, at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, and you'll get a real sense of what the Corps of Discovery experienced more than 200 years ago. It looks smells and feels pretty much the same. In peak visitor season, rangers in buckskins, offer demonstrations such as muzzle loading and shooting, hide tanning and... More

9. Ft. Clatsop National Historic Park

“Ocean in view! O! the joy.”

When Capt. William Clark wrote these words in his journal on November 7, 1805, he was not standing at the Pacific Ocean but the Columbia River estuary. It would be another couple of weeks before he and Capt. Meriwether Lewis would stand at what they had “been so long anxious to see.” By then they had traveled more... More

10. Ft. Clatsop National Historical Society Re-Enactment

Fort Clatsop was the winter encampment for the Corps of discovery from December 1805 to March 1806.

Once the Corps of Discovery built Fort Clatsop, they turned their attention to exploring the land nearby. While hunting and gathering food, making salt and trading with Clatsop, Chinook and Tillamook Indians were all part of the Corps’ mission,... More

11. Ft. Clatsop Exhibit

The explorers started up the Missouri River from near St. Louis on May 14, 1804. After a tedious journey of five months, they wintered at Fort Mandan, which they built near the Mandan Indian villages 1,600 miles up the Missouri. Here they acquired the interpreting services of Toussaint Charbonneau, a French-Canadian trader, and his young Shoshone ... More

12. Ft. Clatsop Visitor Center

Open

Mid-June - Labor Day 9:00am - 6:00pm

After Labor Day - Mid-June 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone 503-861-2471 ext. 214
Location 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, Oregon 97103

Closures Closed Christmas Day

Exhibits Exhibit Hall, Theaters (two movies: “Clatsop Winter Story” 22 minutes and “Confluence of Time and Courage” 34 minutes)

Available... More

13. Netul Landing footbridge

To reach the wooded site that would become Fort Clatsop, the Corps paddled up the Netul River past lush riverbanks and tall evergreens teaming with wildlife, such as playful river otters and majestic bald eagles.

Now the river is named after Lewis and Clark, but Netul Landing pays homage to the former name and is an excellent place to launch your... More

14. Intersection Ft. Clatsop Road and Lewis & Clark Road

Go straight ahead to Lewis & Clark Road

15. Intersection Lewis & Clark Road and Logan Road

Turn right and return to Seaside Visitor Bureau following outbound route.

16. Convenience store

Bicycle friendly convenience store

17. Scene along Lewis & Clark Road

18. Miles Crossing shops