33 miles, 1-3 hours
Take a ride to historic Fort Clatsop. Fort Clatsop was the winter encampment for the Corps of discovery from December 1805 to March 1806. The visitor center includes the Fort Clatsop exhibit built by the explorers, an interpretive center offering an exhibit hall, gift shop and an orientation film. The center features ranger-led programs, re-enactors in the fort and trailheads for the Fort To Sea Trail and Netul River Trail as well as restrooms and a picnic area.
The park is open every day of the year except December 25th. Costumed programs are scheduled during the summer months, beginning mid-june and ending Labor Day weekend.
The ride climbs the low hill east of Seaside, descends into the Lewis & Clark River Valley and follows the Lewis & Clark River to its mouth at Miles Crossing on Youngs Bay. From Miles Crossing the ride returns through Ft. Clatsop National Monument. Be sure to allow time to visit the Lewis & Clark winter encampment and museum at Ft. Clatsop before returning to Seaside. There is an admission charge and bike racks are provided but bring your own lock.
Elevation gain 1,464 ft. Maximum elevation 487 ft.