Explore the most popular river trails in Theodore Roosevelt National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
4 months ago

This is very short, and it's hard to even call this a trail. It's more like a scenic overlook, but the views were amazing overlooking the Little Missouri, and I saw a lone bison nearby.

hiking
4 months ago

I hiked this trail in July to loop back from the Lower Paddock Creek Trail, and despite tiring from the 11-mile hike on a 100-degree day, I enjoyed this section and thought it was a little more enjoyable than Lower Paddock Creek. It's a great way to experience the park on foot. I saw several bison grazing at a distance, and I enjoyed following the muddy creek.

Awesome trail. Took me about 10.5 hrs to complete. Very little water in the late season.

hiking
10 months ago

Sunny and hot. Wild horses, bison.

fishing
10 months ago

This was excellent! I really enjoyed it and the solitude that was available. I went at 5pm or so, so there were not too many people. Great vistas.

Someone should update the map, it starts down in Amidon, 144 miles long total for the whole.

walking
10 months ago

Easy walk with some stairs. Goes up to the Canyon and loops back down

Amazing hike with the family.

hiking
Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Watched the sunset from one of the lower points and it was beautiful. Definitely recommend finishing the day here, still very nice during the day too.

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2016

Great trail that is marked very well with lots of scenery. Didn't hike much of it but what I did I really enjoyed. I'll be going back for more that's for sure.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

I thought trail was great. Very peaceful and the scenery was wonderful. I saw buffalo, wild horses and a lot of colorful birds.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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

mountain biking
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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.

hiking
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Great place to watch the sunset.

hiking
Monday, August 31, 2015

Short and sweet with some nice views of the Little Missouri River.

hiking
Monday, July 27, 2015

An amazing trail. Easy, with some great panoramic views.

hiking
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I have not quite completed this trail in its entirety quite yet, but I will. I have sweated many hours hiking this trail, camping along this trail and experiencing blisters and being coated in thick mud. I love this trail. I hope to finish it soon, as I cannot find people many people to do a more than 1 day hike. But be careful when it rains, the ground becomes very slick and could be very hazardous to your well being.

hiking
Thursday, May 21, 2015

I tried to hike this trail in the late Spring and was surprised at how poorly it was kept up. Several sections had been taken out by landslides or completely overgrown. On the whole, the countryside and rustic appeal of the canyons and rock formations was enough to offset the sometimes very rough hiking. Caution to those who attempt this trail when it rains: The mud on these rocks is like glue mixed with cement.

hiking
Sunday, May 03, 2015

This trail doesn't have much in the way of scenery, it's mostly just grass infested with prairie dogs. At first I thought they were funny, but after several miles of them yelling at you they get very annoying.

hiking
Friday, July 25, 2014

Though I've been there more than once, the last time I was here I did this (morning start 68, noon end 90+) trail as part of the Upper Paddock/Jones Creek Loop . Had to deal with a lot of bison scat and give way to them on the trail, but the last made it worth while. Would recommend this trail to those who want the solitude of an empty trail in a seemingly vast grassland.

hiking
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Its a short hike but one of my favorites. The view from the Butte was wonderful.

hiking
Thursday, February 20, 2014

44 F, Windy, Extremely Muddy. Average hike with decent views. Didn't see any wildlife on this trail, but plenty of Bison turds. In combination with the mud the turds made for a very disagreeable experience.

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Really unique place to Mt. Bike. Probably the top of my list. Only did about 10 miles, but need to go back someday and do the whole thing.

hiking
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

hiked the north achenbach. the trailmarkers are hard to see and the trail follows animal paths. it is easy to follow a path off the trail so watch carefully for the markers. early summer ticks are terrible through the grasslands bring repellant and be prepared to reapply. in my opinion if hiking the north unit the caprock coulee loop is a much more enjoyable hike. the veiws are better and the hills a little tougher. it is marked much better as well.

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