Congress passed the National Trails System Act in 1968, establishing a framework for a nationwide system of scenic, recreational, and historic trails. The Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail stretches from Wallowa Lake, Oregon, to the Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, Montana. It was added to this system by Congress as a National Historic Trail in 1986...learn more.
Nez Perce Trail in the News
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Trail Ethics and Safety
It is up to us to respectfully use the trail while remembering that it is part of our heritage. To the Nee-Me-Poo, the trail is part of their sacred land, land they still use. If we want those who come after us to have a sense of the trail history, it is up to us to preserve and protect it. Click here to learn more.
The staff of the NPNHT invites you to participate in a series of public meetings to revise the Trail’s Comprehensive Plan (CP). Please share your ideas about the future administration of the Trail and learn more about the CP Revision process.
Auto Tour guides have been created for eight segments of the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail. Canyon Creek to Bear Paw and Through Yellowstone National Park are the newest addition and complete the series. The guides are available as pamphlets, with maps and graphics. Visit our Auto Tours page to download your copy today!