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Great short hike

The ranger at the Visitor center recommended this stop as o e n of to miss if we couldn't do... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Madelyn19
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Batavia, Illinois
Wonderful Varieties of Scenery

This is a long trail, but you can easily hike part of it starting at either the west trailhead... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
Larry P
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Aug 5, 2018
“Great short hike”
Oct 16, 2017
“Wonderful Varieties of Scenery”
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An 11-mile hiking trail featuring a wild prairie dog town - they may look cute but these critters bite!
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

The ranger at the Visitor center recommended this stop as o e n of to miss if we couldn't do everything. It was a short but very steep climb to the top of a hill with views in every direction of the badlands. Not for...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

This is a long trail, but you can easily hike part of it starting at either the west trailhead (closest to the park entrance) or the east trailhead. The large expanses of prairie in the middle are quite a surprise.

1  Thank Larry P
Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I attempted to hike the Buckhorn Trail in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I use the word "attempted" because the trail is not very well marked. We lost the trail, seemed to make up our own trail and later...More

4  Thank Jessie S
Reviewed August 14, 2009

the buckhorn trail was also recommended to us rather than the "dangerous Achenbach Trail" after the rains. the trail has some hissl to climb and a creek to cross quite a few times, which was hard due to the fact it had rained!also the bentonite...More

3  Thank Prettitoes
Reviewed November 24, 2006

This was a nice trail that was recommended to us as a shorter, easier alternative to the Achenbach Trail. The trail starts out pretty level taking you through lots of sagebrush and crossing a little creek repeatedly. The first prairie dog town is an entertaining...More

7  Thank Witt06
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