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hiking
15 days ago

Pretty. You can do some free climbing on the nearby wall which is quite fun and highly recommended.

Great, fun hike! Pretty level throughout. Lots of rocks on the Western side, but the other side is a breeze! Will probably do it again sometime!

hiking
22 days ago

Fun trail

hiking
22 days ago

Short but lovely.

Easy trail with beautiful views, especially in the evening.

walking
23 days ago

Good walk. Nice view.

Very pretty...lookout for bighorn sheep. I was there at sunrise. Stunning views as the sun rises above the badlands. Going to go back someday to show my daughter what she saw when she was six weeks old!

Awesome trail. Some tough spots prior to getting to the pass. Well worth the effort.

Lots of bird watching. Kid friendly

hiking
2 months ago

Very short trail. I hiked it together with Notch trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Just a study of the fossil and geologic age. Not a scenic trail. Good for kids to learn.

You can see the cliff like a bowl and notice the abundant vegetation induced by the water flow down from the cliff. Besides there is not much to see.

Short, uphill loop with a fantastic view. Super close to the visitor center.

Beautiful and easy. Watch for crazy thunderstorms

walking
2 months ago

Cute little boardwalk. Good for kids. Repeats a lot of the information from the visitors center.

I don’t want to tell anyone about this place because it was so beautiful!!! Hiked counter clockwise. Lots of rocks and unstable smaller rocks on the 7-10 o’clock side. But an absolute stunner of California!!

walking
2 months ago

This trail is shorter than the walk at the overlook. The window looking into the Badlands is spectacular.

Nice trail with several cool scenic stops. Nice view of the lava flow and the northern half of the park, and a quiet little trail running around most of the loop. Gets a bit more exciting once you get to the lava flows firsthand - pretty cool to walk over and check everything out up close. The cave is a great way to finish up and cool off, since it stays pretty cold all year round!

Easy and kid friendly. Lots of steps and go for a warm up trail.

walking
3 months ago

Yes this trail is very short but the views are very nice and it’s friendly to all ages and skill levels. My son and even seen 3 big horn sheep from not too far hiking this trail.

Incredible views, Wild caves, and a cool history!!

Half of the trail was snowed out and had to trek through it which was I wasn’t expecting. Trail was not clearly marked because of it. Would have enjoyed this trail a lot more probably in a couple of months. The views were pretty though. Was really looking for the Twenty Lakes trail which was supposed to be off of this one but because trail wasn’t marked clearly just ended up finishing this trail instead.

ok for kids

hiking
4 months ago

Very straight forward trail that is short and sweet. Boardwalk that leads to a nice overlook of the Badlands area. No elevation change and a place to sit down at the overlook. Good for all ages. Grea view at the overlook. From this parking area you can access the Door, Window, Castle and Notch trails. If you are looking for a challenging trail this is not it. Simple walk out and back to an overlook.

This is like a perfect family hike and a great intro to the Badlands scenery. Kids can do it, there's some elevation but it's not strenuous, and the views are great.

Super short and simple. Quick boardwalk to an interesting canyon view. Anyone can do this and it doesn't take much time.

hiking
4 months ago

A short trail on a boardwalk that gives you the opportunity to look at fossil replicas and learn about them. Very informative on the formation of the park and information about the layering and time periods. Worth the time if you enjoy learning about the landscape and geology of an area.

hiking
5 months ago

cool lave caves made the mistake of going in august way too hot will go back when cooler freezing in caves and hundreds of grass hoppers

hiking
5 months ago

Nice family friendly hike with a good view at the end. Take water!

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