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Fun story, beautiful area

The story of Jesse James jumping 20 ft with his horse over Devil’s Gulch adds an extra to this... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
930saskias
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
very good family spot camping available

open May-Sep visit Jessie james jump and see and feel the history of this beautiful place take a... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
budjo
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Garretson, South Dakota
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Easy day trip from Sioux Falls. We enjoyed walking on the bridge over the 18-foot-wide gorge that Jesse James coaxed his horse to jump over in 1876. There is short trail w markers noting points of interest (copy a map to your phone or read...More

Thank R5238KCsilviam
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This park is very small. Trail map is terrible. We went in Sept. acorns everywhere, making the trails and walking in the rock very dangerous. If you have any limitations do not walk here.

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This is a really cool attraction that is on privately-owned land. It is free! (There is a freewill donation box if you are so inclined.) In the small cabin, you can get a map with a nice little history write-up, which I recommend getting before...More

Thank Curt S
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This is a spot made famous by Jesse James. Information on his story is listed at the trail head. It is a short walk around the area, so it really is a quick stop. There are some covered picnic tables in the area, so we...More

2  Thank Kelsey P
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

This was a perfect quick stop for a mini history lesson. We explored for a few and then went to Palisades. There is a tiny cabin to grab a map and souvenirs, but that's about it! Did Jessie James jump over?? Hmmmm

1  Thank 979kellyw
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

The story of Jesse James jumping 20 ft with his horse over Devil’s Gulch adds an extra to this beautiful landscape and waterfall. There are three bridges to cross, two of them high above the water and rocks which makes it spectacular. There are no...More

1  Thank 930saskias
Reviewed April 29, 2018

open May-Sep visit Jessie james jump and see and feel the history of this beautiful place take a lunch along and spend part of a day in the neat town of garretson

Thank budjo
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Very cool history and the short hikes around the gulch are beautiful. I highly recommend you go beyond the bridge. Also, be sure to check out the falls and, again, go beyond the bridge for better views! The older gentleman in the souvenir shop was...More

Thank rosiee1205
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Devil's Gulch to see more of the mystery of Jesse James. Jesse jumped the gulch to get away from a posse chasing him from Northfield MN. There are some trails to hike. The area around the park is beautiful. Maybe a nice...More

Thank ljoshau
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Short hike. Not easy for small kids or people who cannot hike very rocky terrain. Trails are not marked at all. We did not get the trail map but highly recommend getting it before you go.

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