Washburn Discovery Trail

North Dakota

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Washburn Discovery Trail Facts

States: North Dakota
Counties: McLean
Length: 2.2 miles
Trail end points: Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Riverside Park
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 9052395
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Washburn Discovery Trail Description

The Washburn Discovery Trail is part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and begins at North Dakota's Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. From there, the paved pathway heads toward the Missouri River and winds along its tree-lined bank, ending at Riverside Park, where you'll find the historical Sioux Ferry, once a stop for riverboats traveling from St. Louis, Missouri.

On its eastern end, a short portion of the trail parallels an active railroad, a scenario known as rail-with-trail, hence its rail-trail designation.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (2576 8th St. SW, Washburn).

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