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Best Trails in North Dakota

Maah Daah Hey Trail

Sentinel Butte, ND

Maah Daah Hey Trail is a 93 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sentinel Butte, ND that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

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Maah Daah Hey Trail

Sentinel Butte, ND

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Recent Reviews

on Caprock Coulee Nature Tra...
5 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Wonderful trail with amazing views. Minimal trail maintenance. The trail is too small in width and has some relief where "off road strollers" (BOBs) for those parents with younger ones are not suggested. Suggest child carrier instead. Bring bug spray and expect to get your boots/shoes muddy in the low areas. Do not miss out on this opportunity!

on Sperati Point Trail
16 days ago

hiking
7 Completed7 Reviews

Not really much of a hike. Very flat. There is a pretty view at the end, but it's pretty much the same as the start of the trail

on Caprock Coulee Nature Tra...
16 days ago

hiking
7 Completed7 Reviews

Super pretty trail. If you start through the lowlands it doesn't seem like much, but after about a mile you climb to the top of a hill and then hike a ridge. There's a bit of a rock scramble that's not well marked and when it's windy it adds some excitement to the hike, to say the least.


21 days ago

hiking

Beautiful. Kg and Laney loved it.

on Buckhorn Trail
1 month ago

backpacking
1 Completed1 Reviews

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.

on Maah Daah Hey Trail
1 month ago

hiking
128 Completed9 Reviews

great views, easy stroll, many places to camp along the way.

on Ridgeline Nature Trail
1 month ago

hiking
128 Completed9 Reviews

Great views. Not difficult, do not be discouraged.

on Painted Canyon Nature Tra...
1 month ago

hiking
18 Completed17 Reviews

Great area to get away in. I actually combined 2 of the trails by going down one, then going off trail way out and connecting with the other to come back up to the parking lot. My recorded route got cut off for some reason but you can see the majority of where I went. You can just wander out here and still keep your bearings. Beautiful beautiful area. I'll be back.

on Petrified Forest Trail
2 months ago

trail running
1 Completed1 Reviews

Ran it in May. I thought it was a perfect trail to run and the petrified wood is cool! Lots of ticks tho!

on Petrified Forest Trail
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great view. Easy hike. Little traffic out there.

on Petrified Forest Trail
2 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

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on Greater Grand Forks Green...
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

For being at the heart of the city, this little gem offers a subtle protection from the bustling industry of the area.

on Lower Paddock Creek Trail
2 months ago

9 Completed1 Reviews

on Ridgeline Nature Trail
3 months ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

The trail was kid friendly, and had some awesome views of the painted canyon.

on White Butte North Dakota'...
4 months ago

5 Completed4 Reviews

Good easy hike! Nice views and it was fun to see the high pointers book at the top!! Our first of the 50!

on White Butte North Dakota'...
4 months ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

Easy hike and it was beautiful! Saw a coyote!

on Wind Canyon Trail
7 months ago

hiking
16 Completed11 Reviews

Very short trail, the main point being the overlook of the Little Missouri River. Great view.

on Maah Daah Hey Trail
7 months ago

mountain biking
16 Completed11 Reviews

Mountain biked part of this trail in 2005, then hiked other sections in 2007 or so. When raining the clayey, gumbo soil can be difficult to ride in. During dry weather, (or when the ground is frozen), it is easy riding and walking. Very hot and dry in the summer, so be prepared. It is the best marked trail I have ever been on, with two green wooden posts visible at most locations on the trail.

on Wind Canyon Trail
9 months ago

hiking
35 Completed32 Reviews

Great place to watch the sunset.

on Ridgeline Nature Trail
10 months ago

hiking
7 Completed4 Reviews

An easy trail and well worth the time to stop along the scenic drive. Beautiful views.