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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.

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1 month ago

Very easy trail. Great replicas of fossils found in this national park and it's history reading.

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1 month ago

I'll try this again. I actually got lost couldn't find the marking. When I did I tried to climb up but realized it's pretty steep and the gravel wasn't too good. I'll try again in the future

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Probably one of my favorite trails in Badlands. It's not too difficult except the beginning. For those who are terrified of heights, be warned! There is a wooden ladder you have to go up on to finish this trail. Not too far from the beginning of the trail. It's worth it and overall a great view of rocks, wildlife, and structure. Great overlook as well

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1 month ago

This trail is short and simple. Anyone can do it. Wouldn't really do it again because nothing too impressive compared to the other trails

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful sunny day to those who persevered the windstorm at the time. Big horned sheep were along the trail on the way back. Flat for nearly the whole stretch. Very enjoyable.

Tough get go but, beautiful hike and saw big horned sheep! You have to hike this trail.

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2 months ago

Great information and reference about the rock layers and fossils. Short but very informative

2 months ago

2 months ago

The trail is listed as moderate to strenuous, however, the only mildly difficult portion involves climbing a log ladder up at an awkward angle. There are 2 different viewpoints near the end. A great hike if you only have a few hours in the park!

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