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Presidential Trail

Keystone, SD
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Keystone
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We took in the lighting ceremony and hiked the presidential trail.it was all great. We enjoyed our time at Mount Rushmore, this was our 2nd time visiting.Highly recommend.

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East Coast
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My family walked the trail, get excellent views of Rushmore this way. Quite a few stairs to descend and climb, but certainly not excessive or over-tiring for those in decent shape. Highly recommend.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Quick, but lots of fun! Family of 5 including a 10, 15 and 17 year old and everyone really enjoyed. Would definitely recommend.

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Dearborn, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the trail very much. It was not too strenuous and gave you a closer look at the mountain. It is well shaded and very pretty. The trail takes you to the sculptor's studio which is worth visiting.

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a really nice trail that loops around under the Mt Face. There is info about each president near each of them along the way. Be sure to go in the little cave for a great photo op. We started on the Washington side which I think was the better direction, fewer steps up headed that way.

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Elyria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

a must see lots of steps so if you have a proplem walking might want to skip I really like be able to be under to look up at the faces get so much closer

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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You can do this walk clockwise or counterclockwise; the sculptor's studio is closer to the right side (facing the monument). This interesting 15 minute talk - with the scale model behind the ranger and the monument visible through the huge studio window at the same time - was my favorite part of the visit to Mt. Rushmore. The talk was... More

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Glen Allen
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Take a hike on the Presidential trail and you will get amazing views of the monument and also will enjoy some peace and quiet in a place where everyone has a camera and is trying to get the perfect shot!

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I wish our founding fathers could walk along that superbly done trail and see just how much was put into making sure that they were loved and appreciated. The trail is exceptional and I highly recommend that every American take the time to go there.

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Sydney, Australia
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51 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a very interesting walk where you see the Presidents from different angles. Well worth the effort!

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