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Lower Talkington Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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4.2 mile 6.8 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 224' 68 m
Descent: -145' -44 m
High: 2,496' 761 m
Low: 2,367' 721 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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A beautiful stretch of badlands trail with many opportunities for photography.

Karen Ryberg

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail is generally accessed by other trails in the Park. It does intersect the paved Park road, but there is no specific parking area near the trail. Combined with other trails, this is great for an out-and-back or a large loop through the Park (see the Jones/Lower Talkington/Lower Paddock Loop). It goes through a higher elevation area than some of the other trails it connects to, so it provides excellent views of the badlands.

This is a singletrack dirt trail and is not recommended when wet.

Flora & Fauna

Bison, wild horses, wildflowers.

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Land Manager: NPS - Theodore Roosevelt

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#7

in South Unit

#19

in North Dakota

#6,348

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398 Since Sep 9, 2015
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The Lower Talkington Trail offers a great spot to get out and explore!
May 25, 2017 near Medora, ND
Unique erosional formations add to the views on the Lower Talkington Trail.
May 25, 2017 near Medora, ND
Not-so-distant herds of bison can be seen from the Lower Talkington Trail.
May 25, 2017 near Medora, ND
Horses along the way also seem to enjoy the Jones Creek Trail.
Nov 10, 2015 near Medora, ND

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