Buckhorn Trail

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Buckhorn Trail is a 12.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Watford City, ND that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

12.3 miles 1023 feet Loop



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



Trail is an 11.4 mile loop located in the North Unit of the park. Trail is used predominantly for hiking.

4 months ago

Buckhorn trail at Theodore Roosevelt National Park north unit was a great one day hike. It had a great mixture of hills, flats, and scenery. My favorite part was seeing a massive herd of bison on the plateau.

4 years ago

NOTE*** this trail is located in the North Unit of the park. It is an hour north of Medora. The closest city is Grassy butte or Watford City! This is a great trail for backpacking or an extended day hike. It stays on the north end of the park and there alot of up and down and you cross a creek. There is a spring located along the trail. If you start at the caprock coulee trail head you can see a prairie dog town just a half mile up.