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North Country Trail: Valley City

Intermediate

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4.9 mile 7.8 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 267' 81 m
Descent: -263' -80 m
High: 1,356' 413 m
Low: 1,218' 371 m

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Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Run through Valley City on the North Country Trail, enjoy some great views, and cross the Sheyenne River three times!

Matthew Davis

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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This segment of the North Country Trail combines a mixture of paved trail, dirt footpath, and city sidewalk trail—mostly through the Valley City State University campus. Enjoy a fantastic overlook of Valley City and the famous Hi-Line Bridge to the north before dropping into the woods and then popping out on city streets. The trail crosses the Sheyenne River three times on historic bridges. Valley City is known as the City of Bridges and offers a Bridge Tour; for more information see ndtourism.com/valley-city/f….

The trail starts at the Medicine Wheel Park which features a replica of a medicine wheel (solar calendar) and a to-scale running tour of the solar system. For more info, visit medicinewheel.vcsu.edu/. The trail segment continues north past the Rosebud Visitor Center—a great spot for learning more about the area's history (see ndtourism.com/valley-city/f…)—and through downtown to the north edge of Valley City past the Hi-Line bridge. The trail also continues west and then south through the Valley City State University campus to I-94 and then along CR-21 (Kathryn Road) paralleling the Sheyenne River. Note: there is no designated parking south/west of the Medicine Wheel Park.

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Hiking through the forest
Jan 8, 2018 near Valley…, ND
An aerial view of the Medicine Wheel in Valley City
Jan 8, 2018 near Valley…, ND
The Rosebud Visitors Center
Jan 8, 2018 near Valley…, ND
The blue blaze on the trail bridge heading south from Main St. to City Park
Jan 8, 2018 near Valley…, ND
A vintage postcard showing the Hi-line bridge in Valley City
Feb 21, 2018 near Valley…, ND
The view of Valley City and the Hi-Line Bridge from the overlook
Jan 8, 2018 near Valley…, ND

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