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“great view and nice walking”
Review of Presidential Trail

Presidential Trail
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
Reviewed September 18, 2012

The trail would get you very close to the monument. However, as it is on the site and brochure, the last half is a little bit tough for people with a stroller (definitely not for wheel chairs, or people with hardship walking). The trail goes up and down with stairs. Thank goodness stairs were broken into clusters. We managed to carry our grandson’s stroller and our daughter carrying her son. Even for her stairs were not friendly at some point. Yes, it definitely is worth going. Audio guide is also available for $5. Otherwise, we get to read or just enjoy the view and outdoor. When we visited, Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota Heritage Village was closed, so we did not get to see. At the end, we saw a sculptor’s studio and demonstration of carving. We enjoyed very much.

1  Thank funisgood2010
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We had great weather, so it was an extraordinary experience. The path was paved and short, and the display halfway along was interesting. Great photo op.

Thank RichGTraveling
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

As you are facing Mt. Rushmore, the trail to the left is easy compared to the trail on the right. The one on the right has lots of steps. The one on the left is paved and you could take a stroller on that portion. Both meet at the same point.

3  Thank coldfeet52
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Many stairs, but, spots to rest if you needed it. It was a boardwalk, and there were many photo ops. We walked it starting on the left side facing the Presidents. There were reported to be less going "up" stairs...but...not so sure of that. The night lighting was beautiful and very patriotic.

Thank WhiteDiamondScoot
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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.

Thank ptrocker
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