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275 mi 442 km of trail 11 Runs

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 18 Trails Intermediate Trails 30 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

(6) 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

Runs in Western N. Dakota - 11

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Favorite More of the Bad
Intermediate

Painted Canyon

1.1 mi 1.8 km • Loop • 262 ft Ascent 79.71 m Ascent

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

Achenbach Loop

18.4 mi 29.7 km • Loop • 2,289 ft Ascent 697.69 m Ascent

(7) 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 • Out and Back • 473 ft Ascent 144.28 m Ascent

(2) Watford…, ND
Favorite Des Lacs and the old man
Intermediate

Canada Goose Nature Trail

7.6 mi 12.2 km • Point to Point • 392 ft Ascent 119.55 m Ascent

(2) Kenmare, ND
Favorite The rolling hills of the Missouri Coteau.
Easy

Lostwood Refuge Prairie Hiking Trail

7.8 mi 12.5 km • Loop • 286 ft Ascent 87.14 m Ascent

(1) Kenmare, ND
Favorite Enjoy this dramatic view along the Badlands Spur.
Intermediate

Jones/Lower Talkington/Lower Paddock Loop

11.8 mi 19.0 km • Loop • 509 ft Ascent 155.16 m Ascent

(6) Medora, ND
Favorite 6ft petrified stump located on the North Petrified Forest Trail.
Intermediate

Petrified Trail Loop

10.6 mi 17.1 km • Loop • 601 ft Ascent 183.11 m Ascent

(7) Medora, ND
Favorite View of the Little Missouri and southern part of the park.
Intermediate

Caprock Coulee

4.2 mi 6.7 km • Loop • 631 ft Ascent 192.42 m Ascent

(10) Watford…, ND
Favorite Views towards the south. Credit: hoigaardsoutdoors.com
Intermediate

Long X to Maah Daah Hey Loop

11.3 mi 18.1 km • Loop • 967 ft Ascent 294.83 m Ascent

(8) Watford…, ND
Favorite The Buckhorn Trail provides ample views of open space as you travel. Photo credit: NPS/Laura Thomas.
Intermediate

Buckhorn Trail

11.3 mi 18.2 km • Loop • 1,040 ft Ascent 316.86 m Ascent

(4) Watford…, ND
Favorite North Dakota Badlands and Little Missouri River from the I Trail
Intermediate

I Trail to PS Trail to T Trail

5.0 mi 8.0 km • Loop • 861 ft Ascent 262.47 m Ascent

(3) Manning, ND

Trails in Western N. Dakota - 40

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0.2 mi 0.3 km #1Boicourt Overlook Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Medora, ND
0.6 mi 0.9 km #2Ridgeline Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Medora, ND
19.5 mi 31.4 km #3Buffalo Gap Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
19.5 mi 31.4 km Medora, ND
47.0 mi 75.6 km #4Maah Daah Hey II - The Deuce
Intermediate
Amidon, ND
Intermediate
47.0 mi 75.6 km Amidon, ND
1.7 mi 2.7 km #5Badlands Spur
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Medora, ND
7.1 mi 11.4 km #6Cottonwood Trail
Intermediate
Watford City, ND
Intermediate
7.1 mi 11.4 km Watford City, ND
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7PS Trail
Difficult
Manning, ND
Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km Manning, ND
5.0 mi 8.0 km #8Prairie Hiking Trail
Easy
Kenmare, ND
Easy
5.0 mi 8.0 km Kenmare, ND
0.5 mi 0.7 km #9Wind Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.7 km Medora, ND
99.2 mi 159.6 km #10Maah Daah Hey
Difficult
Medora, ND
Difficult
99.2 mi 159.6 km Medora, ND
2.1 mi 3.4 km #11Painted Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Medora, ND
1.9 mi 3.1 km #12Big Plateau Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Medora, ND
4.2 mi 6.8 km #13Lower Talkington Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.8 km Medora, ND
3.3 mi 5.3 km #14Caprock Coulee Trail
Intermediate
Watford City, ND
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.3 km Watford City, ND
0.1 mi 0.2 km #15Sperati Point Overlook Trail
Easy
Watford City, ND
Easy
0.1 mi 0.2 km Watford City, ND
3.6 mi 5.8 km #16Jones Creek Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.8 km Medora, ND
0.8 mi 1.2 km #17Coal Vein Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Medora, ND
15.1 mi 24.3 km #18Achenbach Trail
Difficult
Watford City, ND
Difficult
15.1 mi 24.3 km Watford City, ND
5.2 mi 8.3 km #19Lone Tree Loop Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
5.2 mi 8.3 km Medora, ND
1.7 mi 2.8 km #20Ekblom Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Medora, ND

Photos of Western N. Dakota - 94

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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
View from the point furthest from out on the Ridgeline Trail
Apr 23, 2016 near Medora, ND
Oxbow Overlook, North Unit, Theodore Roosevelt NP
Apr 23, 2015 near Watford…, 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

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