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 about the Nez Perce National Historic Trail.
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. Learn more about trail ethics and safety
National Scenic, Historic, and Recreation Trails
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!
Please download copies of our Auto Tour brochures and other publications from this website https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/npnht/maps-pubs
NEW: Mobile App Will Help Visitors Experience the NPNHT
The NPNHT and several partners are launching information about the NPHNT sites along the entire Trail using the Next Exit History App.
NEW: Agents of Discovery App Mission sites now
Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana. An educational mobile gaming platform that uses augmented reality to motivate youth and their families to get outdoors, moving, and learning.
New Poster Now Available:
A poster entitled “Remembering the 1877 War and Flight” which commemorates 140 years since the events of the summer of 1877 is now available at a number of locations along NPNHT.
Updated Nez Perce National Historic Trail Map Now Available
An updated map of the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail (NPNHT) is now available for sale.