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Address: Medora, ND
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: Take this self-guiding hiking trail through the North Dakota wilderness...
Take this self-guiding hiking trail through the North Dakota wilderness; at just under five miles in length, it won't wear you out.
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Awesome hike!

This hike goes through all the topography of TRNP Northern unit. Woods, the Coulee, grasslands and mountains. It's @4.3 miles long and worth every step!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2014
All5knapps
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This hike goes through all the topography of TRNP Northern unit. Woods, the Coulee, grasslands and mountains. It's @4.3 miles long and worth every step!

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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The entire four mile hike is amazingly diverse. We started through the nature trail which wanders through a coulee, overgrown but easy to follow. You then hike up a shady north slope of one of the ridges, where you come out on a ridge line with great views of the badlands. Then back across the grasslands to the Oxbow Overlook... More 

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Portsmouth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Son and I have hiked many of the trails in TRNP and this is a good one. Gets you right into the badlands and short-grass prairie. You might even come up on a bison.

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Healy, AK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The hike takes about two hours, in a huge loop from the parking area. Tip: if you want to focus on the river views, cross the road from the parking area and hike the south side of the road to the Oxbow Overlook, and then back. The entire loop starting from the north side takes about the same time, but... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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188 reviews 188 reviews
83 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The nature trail was nice but, restricted to the coulee, didn't have great views. The longer trail climbed through a forest to the caprock and opened up more vistas of the park. Could see bison on a distant ridge and numerous tracks of deer and other animals. After it crosses the road it gives a great view of the river... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

This trail is located in the North Unit. It was a fairly steep trail but the views along the way and especially at the summit made it well worth the effort.

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