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58 mi 94 km of trail 3 Runs

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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

Runs in South Unit - 3

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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 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

Trails in South Unit - 23

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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
1.7 mi 2.7 km #3Badlands Spur
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Medora, ND
0.5 mi 0.7 km #4Wind Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.7 km Medora, ND
2.1 mi 3.4 km #5Painted Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Medora, ND
1.9 mi 3.1 km #6Big Plateau Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Medora, ND
4.2 mi 6.8 km #7Lower Talkington Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.8 km Medora, ND
3.6 mi 5.8 km #8Jones Creek Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.8 km Medora, ND
0.8 mi 1.2 km #9Coal Vein Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Medora, ND
5.2 mi 8.3 km #10Lone Tree Loop Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
5.2 mi 8.3 km Medora, ND
1.7 mi 2.8 km #11Ekblom Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Medora, ND
2.6 mi 4.1 km #12Mike Auney Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.1 km Medora, ND
0.8 mi 1.3 km #13Painted Canyon Nature Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Medora, ND
4.5 mi 7.2 km #14North Petrified Forest Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
4.5 mi 7.2 km Medora, ND
3.7 mi 6.0 km #15Lower Paddock Creek Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
3.7 mi 6.0 km Medora, ND
4.0 mi 6.5 km #16South Petrified Forest Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.5 km Medora, ND
2.8 mi 4.6 km #17Petrified Forest Loop Trail
Easy
Medora, ND
Easy
2.8 mi 4.6 km Medora, ND
4.1 mi 6.6 km #18Upper Talkington Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.6 km Medora, ND
6.9 mi 11.1 km #19Upper Paddock Creek Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
6.9 mi 11.1 km Medora, ND
3.4 mi 5.5 km #20Roundup Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.5 km Medora, ND
0.1 mi 0.2 km #21Skyline Vista
Easy
Medora, ND
Easy
0.1 mi 0.2 km Medora, ND
1.0 mi 1.6 km #22CCC Trail
Easy
Medora, ND
Easy
1.0 mi 1.6 km Medora, ND
1.6 mi 2.6 km #23Rim Trail
Easy
Medora, ND
Easy
1.6 mi 2.6 km Medora, ND

Photos of South Unit - 49

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View from the point furthest from out on the Ridgeline Trail
Apr 23, 2016 near Medora, 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
Little Missouri River in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Apr 24, 2016 near Medora, ND
A bison on lookout duty for his herd. Painted Canyon Trail near the junction with Upper Paddock Creek Trail.
Sep 30, 2019 near Medora, ND
Wild horses ahead of us on the trail.
Nov 8, 2015 near Medora, ND
A buffalo blocks the Roundup Trail.
Sep 19, 2019 near Medora, ND
Views into the badlands from the Big Plateau Trail
Dec 26, 2018 near Medora, ND
6ft petrified stump located on the North Petrified Forest Trail.
Jun 3, 2018 near Medora, ND

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