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447 mi 720 km of trail 23 Recommended Routes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 73 Trails Intermediate Trails 54 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails
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gem Favorite The sun sets over the Wind Canyon Trail as a distant rain shower adds to the drama. Photo credit: NPS/Dave Bruner.

Wind Canyon Overlook

(8) Medora, ND
gem Favorite Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin is a must-see in his namesake national park.

Maltese Cross Cabin

(4) Medora, ND
gem Favorite Elkhorn Ranch is a must-see in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Photo credit: NPS/Laura Thomas.

Elkhorn Ranch

(2) Medora, ND

Recommended Routes in North Dakota - 23

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Favorite View of the Little Missouri and southern part of the park.
Intermediate

Caprock Coulee

4.2 mi 6.7 km 631' Up 192.42 m Up 627' Down 191.19 m Down

Watford…, ND
Favorite 6ft petrified stump located on the North Petrified Forest Trail.
Intermediate

Petrified Trail Loop

10.6 mi 17.1 km 601' Up 183.11 m Up 592' Down 180.39 m Down

Medora, ND
Favorite View of the Little Missouri and southern part of the park.
Difficult

Achenbach Loop

18.4 mi 29.7 km 2,289' Up 697.69 m Up 2,289' Down 697.74 m Down

Watford…, ND
Favorite This land was originally eroded by an intermittent stream.
Intermediate

Kate's Walk on the Maah Daah Hey Trail

5.0 mi 8.0 km 473' Up 144.28 m Up 473' Down 144.02 m Down

Watford…, ND
Favorite Des Lacs and the old man
Easy/Intermediate

Canada Goose Nature Trail

7.6 mi 12.2 km 392' Up 119.55 m Up 263' Down 80.26 m Down

Kenmare, ND
Favorite More of the Bad
Intermediate

Painted Canyon

1.1 mi 1.8 km 262' Up 79.71 m Up 261' Down 79.66 m Down

Medora, ND
Favorite The spectacular view of the Turtle Mountain area.
Intermediate

Butte Saint Paul

0.4 mi 0.6 km 111' Up 33.83 m Up 118' Down 35.89 m Down

Bottineau, ND
Favorite The rolling hills of the Missouri Coteau.
Easy

Lostwood Refuge Prairie Hiking Trail

7.8 mi 12.5 km 286' Up 87.14 m Up 305' Down 93.01 m Down

Kenmare, ND

Trails in North Dakota - 107

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0.5 mi 0.7 km #1Wind Canyon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND 13 
0.6 mi 0.9 km #2Ridgeline Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
Medora, ND
19.5 mi 31.4 km #3Buffalo Gap Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
Medora, ND
47.0 mi 75.6 km #4Maah Daah Hey II - The Deuce
Intermediate
Amidon, ND
Intermediate
Amidon, ND
0.2 mi 0.3 km #5Boicourt Overlook Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
1.7 mi 2.7 km #6Badlands Spur
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
Medora, ND
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Young Hawk Interpretive Trail
Intermediate
Bismarck, ND
Intermediate
Bismarck, ND
7.1 mi 11.4 km #8Cottonwood Trail
Intermediate
Watford City, ND
Intermediate
Watford City, ND
0.1 mi 0.1 km #9Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Stairs
Intermediate
Bismarck, ND
Intermediate
Bismarck, ND
1.1 mi 1.7 km #10Bloody Knife's Loop
Intermediate
Mandan, ND
Intermediate
Mandan, ND
1.5 mi 2.4 km #11PS Trail
Difficult
Manning, ND
Difficult
Manning, ND
1.1 mi 1.7 km #12Little Sioux Loop
Easy
Mandan, ND
Easy
Mandan, ND
5.0 mi 8.0 km #13Prairie Hiking Trail
Easy
Kenmare, ND
Easy
Kenmare, ND
99.2 mi 159.6 km #14Maah Daah Hey
Intermediate/Difficult
Medora, ND
Intermediate/Difficult
Medora, ND
2.1 mi 3.4 km #15Painted Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
Medora, ND
3.5 mi 5.6 km #16Gooseberry Park Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Fargo, ND
Easy/Intermediate
Fargo, ND
4.2 mi 6.8 km #17Lower Talkington Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
Medora, ND
1.8 mi 3.0 km #18Little Soldier Loop
Intermediate
Mandan, ND
Intermediate
Mandan, ND
3.3 mi 5.3 km #19Caprock Coulee Trail
Intermediate
Watford City, ND
Intermediate
Watford City, ND
1.9 mi 3.1 km #20Big Plateau Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
Medora, ND

Photos of North Dakota - 226

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View of the Little Missouri and southern part of the park.
Apr 19, 2015 near Watford…, ND
Oxbow Overlook, North Unit, Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Apr 23, 2015 near Watford…, ND
Des Lacs and the old man
Nov 14, 2019 near Kenmare, ND
The sun sets over the Wind Canyon Trail as a distant rain shower adds to the drama. Photo credit: NPS/Dave Bruner.
May 25, 2017 near Medora, ND
Oxbow Overlook, North Unit, Theodore Roosevelt NP
Apr 23, 2015 near Watford…, ND
View from the point furthest from out on the Ridgeline Trail
Apr 23, 2016 near Medora, ND
Enjoy a sweeping view down to the south from the River Bend Overlook. Photo credit: NPS/Mark Meyers.
May 25, 2017 near Watford…, ND
Little Missouri River in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Apr 24, 2016 near Medora, ND