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Presidential Trail

Address: Keystone, SD
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Keystone
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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107 reviews 107 reviews
86 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Walking all that way to get to the main site can be somewhat infuriating, luckily there is lots of beautiful things to see on the way.

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Gackle, North Dakota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have visited here many time growing up. The last time was in July 2013 for our honeymoon. It is a great hike, however, make sure to go the left side up. It is much easier. The right has a bunch of stairs to climb and is much easier to do when going down!

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Shafer, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

getting so up close and personal to the monument was so incredible. kids loved it too! really a great small hike, non strenuous, excellent photo ops

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Emory, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Have to do this, you can see different angles of the presidents and some background of them ! Parts of the trail were closed but did not miss a beat !

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Omaha, Nebraska
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1,003 reviews 1,003 reviews
787 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

From the visitor center you seem so very far away from the sculptures. Take this trail and you wind up very close to them and they look absolutely huge.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The trail give you a better view of the monument and it has some history posters. It does not go to the top but very good anyways.

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Arizona
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160 reviews 160 reviews
59 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you want an easy trail, go to the left. A short walk with easy terrain. You can still get up close for some great pictures.

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Denver, CO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was a very easy loop that took us closer to the faces than we would have seen from the amphitheater. We rented the headsets, which were well worth the $5. We had the entire trail to ourselves, as it was the off-season. I'm really glad we came when we did, because the weather was wonderful and I'm not much... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I am a 60-year-old woman with one replaced knee and one bad knee. I had no problems with this trail. Many of the stairs are down and all have good railings and plenty of places to stop and pace yourself. The views were great - I am so glad I did this.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great views of otherwise not seen. Gives more perspective on size and artistry. Beautiful on a fall day.

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