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Cliff Shelf Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.9 (16)

A short loop trail winding through a juniper forest.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

94%

Runnable

2,673' 815 m

High

2,611' 796 m

Low

79' 24 m

Up

63' 19 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildlife

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Description

This loop follows boardwalks and climbs stairs through a juniper forest perched along the Badlands Wall. After rains, a small pond occasionally exists and draws wildlife such as deer or bighorn sheep.

Flora & Fauna

After rains, when the ephemeral pond is present, you might encounter deer or bighorn sheep along this trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 16 votes

#7123

Overall
  3.9 from 16 votes
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Trail Rankings

#24

in South Dakota

#7,123

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Photos

The layers and textures of the Badlands
Nov 15, 2017 near Kadoka, SD
grass light square
Mar 26, 2020 near Kadoka, SD
along the white river
Mar 26, 2020 near Kadoka, SD
View from the Cliff Shelf Trail.
Mar 10, 2016 near Kadoka, SD

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