Prime Pedaling
By Erin J. Bernard
Published: 06/24/2015  Updated: 08/13/2019
Pedaling toward Cape Blanco Lighthouse on the proposed Wild Rivers Scenic Bikeway near Port Orford
Cyclists will find exceptional views and beach access along the Lewis & Clark Discovery Trail near Long Beach, Washington 
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Lewis & Clark Discovery Trail

History in View: Ride the Lewis & Clark Discovery Trail, one of USA Today’s top 15 bike trails, an eight-and-a-half mile paved trail that winds through the grassy dunes of the Long Beach Peninsula. This comfortable route runs across the Long Beach Peninsula, its stunning nature views offset by fun forays through quirky beach towns. You’ll share the road with plenty of coastal wildlife and keep those eyes peeled for views of North Head Lighthouse and the Port of Ilwaco. Along the way, bronze sculptures and an interpretive center commemorate the area’s legacy of exploration. The Route: The eight-and-a-half mile trail begins in Long Beach, then winds south to Ilwaco along a wide, paved, moderately difficult route. If you plan to explore the surrounding scenery, reserve a full day for the round-trip trek.
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