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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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Great Hike

My wife and I did this hike and it took about 2 hours. It gives you a feel for the landscape and terrain. There are several areas where there were changes in elevation, but I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife and I did this hike and it took about 2 hours. It gives you a feel for the landscape and terrain. There are several areas where there were changes in elevation, but I thought the hike was fair.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 507 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you are to only do one hike in the entire park, I would do this one. Less than, 5 miles, good work out and excellent views of the badlands and Little Missouri river. The hike starts with a short interpretive trial, so pick up the brochure explaining the stops before you head off. Saw a number of bison on... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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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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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Address: Address: Medora, ND
Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Medora

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