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Address: Medora, ND

A 120-mile biking, hiking and horseback riding trail.

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Rugged... amazing if you're a seasoned biker/hiker and prepared!!!

Amazing mountain biking/hiking, but extremely remote and rugged. If you go, talk with locals well in advance for preparation or call Dakota Cyclery in Medora. The trail is usually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Eric H
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
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Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing mountain biking/hiking, but extremely remote and rugged. If you go, talk with locals well in advance for preparation or call Dakota Cyclery in Medora. The trail is usually in the best shape for riding late summer and early fall (after the Maah Daah Hey 100 race when the trail gets a proper grooming). If it rains, you cannot ride... More 

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North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We through hiked the Maah Daah Hey the first week of June. We knew going in that this was not the season to hike the trail because of the possibility of rain so we were not surprised when it rained 3 of our 6 days on the trail. The rain made the heavy soil a muck that added 5 pounds... More 

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Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I rode only the beginning of this trail through the rolling meadows and cowpies. It was spectacular! Consider it a challenging full trail ride, one of the tops in the world.

Thank jenadolfs
Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We came back again to ride the Maah Daah Hey. This time, we road sections of the MDH near Magpie Campground over 2 days mid June, 2015, including Devil's Pass. Truly a fun singletrack on a mountain bike. Some downhill sections we got to 20mph. After setting out on our 2nd day of riding, the weather turned and began to... More 

Thank tdawg40sw
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were excited to hike a while on this "nationally recognized trail," but went only half a mile or so from the Buffalo Gap campground before we found ourselves in waist-high grasses with no visible trail at all. As someone else commented, if this is a regularly hiked trail, it sure doesn't show it. We called it quits - which... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Maah Dah Hey is 140 miles of Badlands cowpath, single-track, double-track, and occasional bushwacking if you're not careful. Weather can be iffy, and downright dangerous if you're caught in the rain (the trail becomes muddy and unrideable). It's best ridden with a guide or an outfitter, with careful attention to the weather. That said, it's a dramatic, awe-inspiring landscape,... More 

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Eyota, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

epic adventure on this long multi-use trail. Great for hiking, biking and riding. great views of the grassland and river.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I drove nine hours with our bikes to ride on this trail. First, you have to find it (search hard, as there are NO trailhead markers). The brochure (trail map) shows the trail going through the Teddy Roosevelt wilderness area; however, no bikes are allowed on the section of the trail! We were told to use the... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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