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Saddle Pass Trail

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 4.4 (28)

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


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Map Key

0.3

Miles

0.5

KM

65%

Runnable

2,620' 799 m

High

2,414' 736 m

Low

206' 63 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views

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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Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 28 votes

#149

Overall
  4.4 from 28 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in South Dakota

#149

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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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