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Maah Daah Hey Trail

Medora, ND
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Medora
Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Equestrian Trails
Activities: Mountain biking, Biking
Description: A 120-mile biking, hiking and horseback riding trail.
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you're like many U.S. travelers, you've not been to North Dakota. It is the least visited state of the 50. Ironically, it also has the best economy. My wife had been to all the contiguous 48 states except ND, so I wanted to take her there. We love outdoor activities and Mountain Biking and I had read about the... More

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Fremont, California
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633 attraction reviews
750 helpful votes 750 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I wish we had more time but the short hike we did on the Maah Daah Hey Trail "wetted" our appetite some day to return and do a longer hike. You can also do mountain biking and horse back rides on this trail through this scenic area.

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Morocco, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We helped surface many sections of this trail. They improve it every year. I would start at the north end if I were not going to be able to do the whole trail, it is much more scenic, but also a bit more challenging

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Horse Patch, Wyoming
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

and connects to the trails in the Teddy Roosevelt National Park south end. You cannot ride it all in a week and probably not in a month!! our group did 25 miles a day for a week and still had lots to explore when we come back. Stay at Sully Creek Campground, great sites with great corrals and the trailhead... More

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184 reviews 184 reviews
48 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Whether on horse, on foot or on a mountain bike, the Maah Daah Hey Trail is simply an awesome experience. But I will caveat it with you need to be prepared. After it rains, the trail can have some challenging spots but if you are prepared for a remote trail, it is quite beautiful, easily navigated and well marked and... More

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Beach, North Dakota
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I've walked a number of segments of the trail, and dream of doing the entire trail some day. Beautiful, quiet, intriguing.

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Watford City, North Dakota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Remote, challenging, rewarding & breathtaking - both scenicly AND aerobically! Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and calories - you will use them all. Detailed maps are helpful (Nat'l Park Service - North & South Units of Theodore Roosevelt Nat'l Park, Dakota Cyclery in Medora, Long X Visitor Center in Watford City). Trust the "turtle posts" (unless they are missing or... More

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Maah Daah Hey apparently is a Mandan Indian phrase meaning "an area that has been or will be around for a long time." Given the trail length (100 miles), diversity, variable challenge, and fun we had on it, I hope it is around for a very, very long time. I had the opportunity to ride this trail with my brother-in-law,... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

Beautiful trail, but tough. It was wet the first day, and that is really tough--muddy, slippery,a nd the tires get big because the mud really sticks. Had to clean it off with a power washer at Dakota Cyclery Bey after that, but pretty bumpy im many spots, and it was tough climbing because the step like bumps messed up your... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

We rode a small section of the Maah Daah Hey Trail on June 20th, 2009. I'd estimate that this section is about 5 miles long and goes around the town of Medora. We chose this section for the easy access from Medora itself. We parked our vehicle at the Sully Creek Campground and road back into Medora along the golf... More

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