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Take this self-guiding hiking trail through the North Dakota wilderness; at...

Take this self-guiding hiking trail through the North Dakota wilderness; at just under five miles in length, it won't wear you out.

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Lifetime resident - have gone twice in two weeks - great trail.

I would like to offer up that we have taken the trail both directions clockwise and counter clockwise, and my wife who has a bad knee liked going clockwise even though it is a... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Steve K
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

I would like to offer up that we have taken the trail both directions clockwise and counter clockwise, and my wife who has a bad knee liked going clockwise even though it is a moderately difficult ascent. She found it to be tougher on her knee going down the descent at the end of the hike. The hike offers stunning... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a great trail! Takes you through a wide variety of landscapes. It's about a 4.4 mile loop with a tolerable 600 foot elevation gain. But you have to do this trail counter clockwise because if you go clockwise, the first half mile will kill you and you'll give up! There are some places when signage is difficult to... More 

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Thank Rheinhold F
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

Any nature trail that comes with a written guide and numbered posts is usually pretty lame and boring in my opinion/experience, but I am happy to say this trail was the exception to the rule. Almost every time my Mom and I asked a question about something along the trail, sure enough it was answered by the trail guide. That... More 

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Thank Kimberly C
Hickory, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Very nice hike. About 2 hours to do the whole loop. Half of it goes thru forest when you are climbing up so you get some shade. I did have a couple of ticks crawling up my leg so use the bug spray. The elevation climb is subtle so I was surprised how far we climbed when we overlooked trail... More 

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NJ
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Easy hike Nature trail is well marked No bathroom facilities Recommend you take the brochure that will describe what you're seeing and define coulee

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Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

My wife and I did this hike and it took about 2 hours. It gives you a feel for the landscape and terrain. There are several areas where there were changes in elevation, but I thought the hike was fair.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

If you are to only do one hike in the entire park, I would do this one. Less than, 5 miles, good work out and excellent views of the badlands and Little Missouri river. The hike starts with a short interpretive trial, so pick up the brochure explaining the stops before you head off. Saw a number of bison on... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This hike goes through all the topography of TRNP Northern unit. Woods, the Coulee, grasslands and mountains. It's @4.3 miles long and worth every step!

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

The entire four mile hike is amazingly diverse. We started through the nature trail which wanders through a coulee, overgrown but easy to follow. You then hike up a shady north slope of one of the ridges, where you come out on a ridge line with great views of the badlands. Then back across the grasslands to the Oxbow Overlook... More 

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Portsmouth
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Son and I have hiked many of the trails in TRNP and this is a good one. Gets you right into the badlands and short-grass prairie. You might even come up on a bison.

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