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Maah Daah Hey Trail

#13 of 19 things to do in Medora Features Animals
Medora, ND
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Not much of a trail. Also: THE SMELL

We were excited to hike a while on this "nationally recognized trail," but went only half a mile or... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2015
New York City, New York
Not for the faint of heart

The Maah Dah Hey is 140 miles of Badlands cowpath, single-track, double-track, and occasional... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2015
leonard h
Salt Lake City, Utah
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A 120-mile biking, hiking and horseback riding trail.
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  • Very good20%
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  • Poor4%
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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...More

2  Thank NYPostsara
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...More

3  Thank leonard h
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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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...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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...More

5  Thank Douglas B
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...More

2  Thank mini
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

2  Thank tankerman32
Reviewed August 17, 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...More

2  Thank MeridethInWyoming
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...More

5  Thank BorealForestDweller
Reviewed May 18, 2013

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

1  Thank Life_pleases_me
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