The Virginia Lewis & Clark Legacy Trail

The Virginia Lewis and Clark Legacy Trail is a driving and "stop-to-experience" trail along or near the Great Valley Rd (Rt.11 & I81),from Bristol to Charlottesville "and Beyond" that follows and honors the travels of Meriwether Lewis & William Clark in the Commonwealth, and the people and places they visited. Come take the journey, visit the sites, learn about their families and friends, and how their histories in VA are significantly interwined with the Expedition.
Explore the Trail

Meet the Explorers


William Clark

Meriwether Lewis

VA Born Explorers



To expand heritage tourism & economic development by: PRESERVING the routes that Lewis and Clark traveled before and after the expedition.  HONORING & CELEBRATING the connections of Meriwether Lewis & William Clark to Virginia and to the people & places they visited during their travels.  RECOGNIZING the Virginia-born members of the Corps of Discovery.  PROMOTING citizen awareness and trail exploration in Virginia & beyond.




More About The Trail

National Park Maps

These maps were compiled in 2014 and reflect their survey findings in Virginia...

Participating Counties

Counties known to have documented ties to one or both explorers.

Our Trail Partners

organizations that have provided consultation, financial support, and in-kind services.

Meet Our Board

Meet our 12 Board of Directors for The Virginia Lewis & Clark Legacy Trail.