hiking

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kid friendly

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Badlands National Park in southwest South Dakota offers buttes, pinnacles, and spires in one of the largest prairies in the United States. It has the world's richest fossil beds from the Oligocene epoch and wildlife including bison, bighorn sheep, black-footed ferrets, and swift fox.

hiking
19 hours ago

This is a board wAlked trail, no idea why it's labeled moderate on here. Very easy. BUT tons of opportunities to off trail explore. Saw some great wildlife.

2 days ago

Easy going but for that one climb up the ladder. So much fun, lots of great views. Lots of loose gravel so heed the sign and wear ankle boots if you can. They saved me on a few slips. Lady ahead of us slipped on some at the very end and really hurt her ankle.

2 days ago

Easy going but for that one climb up the ladder. So much fun, lots of great views. Lots of loose gravel so heed the sign and wear ankle boots if you can. They saved me on a few slips. Lady ahead of us slipped on some at the very end and really hurt her ankle.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

When we arrived at the ladder there were some very slow people on it so we chose to scramble up another way. Thought I might slide down a time or two which was a little nerve wracking but made it. My thighs burned for days. Once up it's a beautiful and easy hike around. Did take the ladder on the way down climbing facing backwards just like a ladder. I'm afraid of heights and it wasn't bad though some distances between the steps was a stretch and I have 35" inseam legs.

Nice view from the top

on Saddle Pass Trail

15 days ago

nice loop hike when tied into castle trail.

hiking
15 days ago

Bring more water than you think you need, and plenty of sunscreen! Stunning yet accessible trail

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

I'm excited anytime I get to climb something. In this case, a ladder. From there you get to walk on cliff edges and there's a nice view at the end. I had fun the entire time on this trail. Probably the best trail in the park, though of course there aren't many!