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Saddle Pass Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
65% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 206' 63 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,620' 799 m
Low: 2,414' 736 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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A short but somewhat strenuous trail with a great viewpoint at the top.

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National Park rules apply.

Runner Notes

Tricky route finding; a "choose you own adventure" .

Description

This short trail ascends the Badlands Wall to a vista over the White River Valley. The trail ends where it connects with the Castle Trail and Medicine Root Trail.

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Jun 5, 2019
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  4.3 from 20 votes

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#4

in South Dakota

#328

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Photos

View from Saddle Pass. Credit: Familyrambling.com
May 8, 2015 near Kadoka, SD
Badlands National Park's many colors. with permission from RAllen
Mar 10, 2016 near Kadoka, SD
View from the Saddle Pass Trail.
Apr 15, 2016 near Kadoka, SD
Intersection of the Castle Trail, Medicine Root Trail and Saddle Pass Trail.
Apr 15, 2016 near Kadoka, SD

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