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“Easy trail, lots of info along the way” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Presidential Trail

Presidential Trail
Keystone, SD
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Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Keystone
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
Regina, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Easy trail, lots of info along the way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Make this a part of your Mount Rushmore tour and you won't regret it. Though you can't stray off the walking trail, there are a lot of good photo opportunities worth capturing and the trail itself allows you to get many good views of the carvings from underneath as well as of the amphitheatre and museum below.

Visited August 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Relatively easy trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Trail is not difficult, and affords wonderful views of Mt. Rushmore and the surrounding area. There are stairs, so take it slowly and carefully.

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Brisbane, Australia
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“An easy walk, good information along the way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Great photos, good information stops along the way and a good museum showing how the monument was created.
Doesn't talk long to walk and it's not difficult just a few stairs.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“A better vantage point”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This trail gives a more up close encounter with Mount Rushmore, and I recommend (for those who can handle multiple stairs up and down) to take the trail and bring your camera!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Whew!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I balked at walking this trail but it was beautiful, full of awesome sights, although quite a challenge. Its pretty straight forward at first (if you go clockwise) but then there are more than 100 steps down to the Artist's Studio and, as they say, what goes up, must come down, or vice versa. We then had as many steps to climb to get back to the viewing area. We did it though - its good for you. Right?

Visited August 2012
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